Glenfield Junction southern flyover: method not madness

Construction of the expanded Glenfield Junction, the starting point of the new South West Rail Link in Sydney, presented a number of significant challenges beyond the normal problems of working in the live rail environment. As the lead design and construction contractor for Glenfield Junction Project, part of the Glenfield Transport Interchange, the Glenfield Junction Alliance (GJA) adopted a detailed methods planning approach to address all site and project constraints. The design and construction of the Southern Flyover (SFO) is used as a case study to illustrate the effectiveness of this approach. GJA’s methods planning approach was implemented at the concept stage of the project and continued through to final completion. Amongst other advantages, it enabled GJA to minimise the use of track possession and enabled major construction works to be completed during normal train running. The thoroughness of the methods planning was significant in establishing a co-operative engagement with the client and the rail network owner that was instrumental in achieving project outcomes that were to the benefit of all parties. GJA’s methods planning approach was also underpinned by a strong safety and system assurance processes. The project team proactively engaged with the client, Transport for NSW and the network operator, RailCorp. With this cooperative approach, the Alliance was able to effectively manage risk and opportunity, and to deliver value for money.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2012, rail's role in society, 27-28 November 2012, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 12:01PM