Highlands News

Stage two improvements to get underway

 Mittagong railway station, looking northward from Platform 2.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has announced a $28 million dollar stage two project for the Goulburn to Sydney line which will get underway next month.

This will involve replacing a further 98 kilometres of the track.

As a result Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack says commuters and freight will have more reliable, better-quality journeys.

Meantime Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says stage two will support around 30 full-time jobs for local contractors.

15,000 tonnes of Australian-made, Whyalla steel rail is also being used.

The total project is worth $68 million dollars.

IMAGE CREDIT: Tomiĉo / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)