Regional Rail Link

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Client: Thiess, John Holland, Abigroup, Coleman Rail, Balfour Beatty, Baulderstone Leighton Joint Venture
Task: Traffic Plans Planning Management Control Devices Traffic Controller/s
Skills: Traffic Control Management Traffic Plans Employee Management
Trafficca commenced suppling traffic management services to three key sections of the Melbourne regional rail link in 2012. Those sections covered City to Maribyrnong, Footscray to Deer Park, and the West Werribee Junction sections. The expected completion date for the need of traffic management services was the end of 2014. 

Trafficca has been supplying traffic management services in Melbourne at the Regional Rail Link to Thiess, John Holland, Abigroup, Coleman Rail, Balfour Beatty and the Baulderstone Leighton Joint Venture since the commencement of the Melbourne major project back in 2012.

With the safety requirements of working in and around the rail corridor Trafficca was able to carry over the experience gained at the (John Holland) Melbourne South Morang Rail upgrade project in 2010. With many of Trafficca's traffic management controller employees already rail ready and knowledgeable, Trafficca was able to quickly deploy traffic services and bring the experience required to work in challenging situations.

The traffic management and control services required in and around inner suburbs of Melbourne extended to pedestrian traffic management and the need to provide a safe route for residence and public within the Melbourne area. Multiple traffic management and control devices were used in the delivery of efficient, timely and safe traffic management services throughout the entire project. Traffic management and control devices such as portable traffic lights, (VMS) Variable Message Signs, Pedestrian barriers and the usual signs and delineators (cones and bollards). 

Working around live rail lines created a challenging work environment and planning and implementation of critical traffic management and control services was crucial to the delivery of the project. Works were required during rolling shifts over entire weekends and night works were prominent to lessen the impact of commuters and residence of the inner Melbourne area. 

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