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Regional Rail Link Victoria

Regional Rail Link is a landmark infrastructure project designed to remove major bottlenecks in Victoria’s rail network. It will do this by untangling metropolitan and regional tracks as they travel through Melbourne’s west into the heart of the city.

The Regional Rail Link, which adds 90km of track, will be built from the West Werribee Junction to Deer Park and then along the existing rail corridor from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station. Along with the additional track will be the construction of two new stations, the rebuild and upgrade of three existing stations, new platforms, numerous new rail bridges and the removal of level crossings.

This important project will provide a number of transport benefits including; expanding Victoria’s rail network, removal of major bottlenecks, improving the reliability of services, increasing the number of peak trains and enabling future network expansions.
The complex nature of the project has required construction to be carried out by six separate work packages, with each work package comprised of several different project partners. The Deer Park - West Werribee Junction package will be delivered by a Baulderstone Leighton Joint Venture (BLJV).

Complex Drainage Environments
The nature of this project required all products and services to be delivered in line with a strict schedule to ensure construction time-frames and goals were met. Any delays or issues could cause project and ultimately cost delays. When BLJV considered the drainage requirements to be installed beneath the railway tracks, they looked to trusted rail drainage solution provider, VantagePipesTM. The VantagePipes team worked closely with the BLJV team to assess and understand the functional requirements of the rail drainage system and provide a solution which ensured efficient drainage could be achieved beneath the track.

That solution was VAquiferTM Subsoil Drainage.

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VPipe™ is an excellent product. It gives us 30-40% faster installation when compared to steel reinforced concrete pipes.

Vince Neuss/ ACT Civil, ACT