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MORE than three kilometres of rail track are being installed at Wickham as contractors join the new interchange to the main rail system.
Revitalising Newcastle program director Michael Cassel said the work included train stabling and turn-back facilities, as well as track work west of the interchange, running back to where the existing heavy rail system ends near Railway Street, Wickham.
Mr Cassel said more than 4300 sleepers would be laid between now and the middle of this year. He said the sleepers were laid on rock ballast. Sections of rail were then fixed to the sleepers and their joints welded in place and then smoothed by mechanical grinding. All of the work would be “well and truly complete” in time for the scheduled opening of the interchange in November.
This article first appeared on www.theherald.com.au
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