An innovative new rail has been designed in conjunction with Liberty Primary Steel in Whyalla and will be the basis of the transformational Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail.
The new shape was made to support the alignment of Australia’s largest rail infrastructure project and will be solely manufactured in Whyalla.
Inland Rail CEO Richard Wankmuller said the new rail line has five times the amount of steel used on the Sydney Harbour Bridge which will create more jobs and benefits for locals.
“Whyalla is a big part of Australia’s rail history and their steel underpins thousands of kilometres of ARTC’s existing network around Australia, including the first section of Inland Rail from Parkes to Narromine where nearly 14,000 tonnes of steel were recently delivered,” he said.
Liberty General Manager Commercial, Carol-Anne Nelson, said the company was pleased to secure yet another significant Inland Rail contract, as well as being able to deliver such an innovative new product.