LS Quarry’s Managing Director Ashley Day was invited to join Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, Member for Euroa and Victorian Nationals deputy leader Steph Ryan and Ed Walker – ARTC Victoria Projects General Manager for the official completion ceremony of the NERL main works contract project in March 2021
In December 2019 ARTC announced John Holland Group as the North East Rail Line Upgrade’s main works contractor. John Holland have since delivered works including mudhole removal, track resurfacing and tamping, drainage upgrades, and improvements to over 100 level crossings and rail bridges. Ballast depth along the entire rail line was also increased with the addition of over 550,000 tonnes of new railway ballast.
NERL was a $235M federally funded upgrade project overseen by ARTC which delivered improvements to the North East rail line that brought it up to a Victorian Class 2 track performance standard, in line with other long-distance regional passenger rail lines in Victoria. The project is all but complete and by mid-2021 in time for new VLocity trains committed to by the Victorian government.