Works have finished on a $12.2 million upgrade of a rail siding at the Ettamogah Rail Hub near Albury.
The new siding hopes to increase efficiency for freight and passenger rail services amidst growing transport demands.
Paul Toole, NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, says the NSW Government invested $7.58 million towards the project from its $400 million Fixing Country Rail program.
“Projects like these are an absolute game changer, increasing the capacity of the line and ultimately, making the movement of goods more efficient,” says Paul.
The expansion will increase rail freight volume with the siding being extended to around five kilometres.
Justin Clancy, State Member for Albury, says the works helped employment for the local community, with 22 employed during construction.
“The regional freight task is expected to increase 12 percent by 2036 to 286 million tonnes per year so completing this work now sets the region up well to meet increased demand into the future,” Justin says.