August 17, 2016

Brookfield Rail to insource track maintenance

Written by  Mark Carter
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WESTERN Australia track owner Brookfield Rail has announced on August 15 it will undertake all regular track maintenance activities over the state’s 5500km multi-user rail freight network, previously undertaken by John Holland.

Brookfield Rail will add track and civil maintenance activities to the signalling and communications systems maintenance capabilities that it already operates.

General manager of asset management & projects, Mr Paul Lowney, says Brookfield is working closely with John Holland, its partner of almost 20 years, to implement the transition in a safe manner.

“The transition provides genuine career and development opportunities for our current and future employees, and will help future proof Brookfield Rail for long-term growth, expansion and sustained success,” Lowney says. “This move enables Brookfield Rail to be more adaptable and flexible, as well as have greater control and security over our costs, data, knowledge and intellectual property.”

Brookfield Rail will continue to use external contractors for major projects and specialised maintenance work.

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