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AN UPGRADE to a rail line that links the interior of South Australia with Adelaide is to make the movement of freight faster and more efficient.
The first 10,000 tonnes of rail were delivered to the South Australian outback for the 720km east-west Adelaide-Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration project.
The $252m project is to enable the stretch of rail to handle heavier and faster trains.
Federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester said the project would vastly improve freight transport for the region, enabling more efficient trains to operate on the route.
“This means greater productivity, with more goods delivered to markets quicker,” he said.
Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said 18 train loads of rail had been sent both north and south of Port Augusta where the rails were unloaded and stored between the tracks.
“The next stage of the works will see these rails connected to make longer lengths using a field flash butt welder, before the lengths are laid and final joints completed using more traditional welding methods,” he said.
This article first appeared on www.lloydslistaustralia.com.au
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