Our infrastructure and railway projects

DPW Plant Hire is the trusted name in New South Wales and Victoria for superior heavy machinery hire across multiple infrastructure and railway projects. See what we can do!

Adelaide Electrification Stage 1

Client: Laing O’rourke

The electrified system to be installed on these lines is similar to the system that operates successfully in Brisbane and Perth, and many other locations around the world. The voltage is much like that carried along many arterial roads on the ETSA Utilities power distribution network. The works to electrify the Noarlunga and Seaford lines included a range of our specialist services.


The project included:


  • ​Installation of masts and overhead wiring system
  • Construction of substations to power the electrified system
  • Safety screens at bridges and pedestrian overpasses
  • Relocation of services (mostly existing overhead electricity cables) where they are in the way of the rail corridor overhead wiring system
  • Modifications to the existing rail signalling system to integrate with electrification


Upgrade to the existing network communications system

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South West Rail Link

Client: John Holland Group

The South West Rail Link was a brand-new 11.4 km rail line from Glenfield to Leppington inclusive of two new stations located at Edmondson Park and Leppington, as well as commuter car parking. Our involvement in the project comprised construction of a rail stabling facility at Rossmore, as well as an upgrade of the existing Glenfield Station and bus/rail interchange, featuring new commuter car parking at both Glenfield North and Glenfield South rail flyovers.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:


Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill light rail extension

Client: John Holland Group

John Holland Group was announced as the successful tenderer for the Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill light rail extension infrastructure works in 2012, covering the design and construction of the nine stations, bridge works, signalling, and power supply. The extension opened on 27 March, 2014.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:


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Epping to Thornleigh Third Track (ETTT) Alliance

Client: Leighton Contractors

This project involved the construction of six kilometres of new and upgraded track within the rail corridor between Epping and Thornleigh stations on the western side of the existing tracks. The new, third track was constructed to separate northbound freight from all-stops passenger train movements along the steep incline between Epping and Thornleigh. This has helped to provide additional capacity for northbound (interstate container) freight trains, particularly during the daytime when passenger trains currently have priority. 


There were several key modifications and upgrades included that made it come together successfully. These include an access upgrade to Cheltenham Station to make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1982 – this encompassed construction of a small concourse to allow space for ticketing facilities, two new lifts, and stairs to provide access to the existing platforms.


There were also positive modifications made to the pedestrian underpass and commuter car park at Beecroft Station, the construction of a new rail bridge crossing the M2 Motorway and Devlins Creek, the extension of the Pennant Hills Station concourse, including a new lift and stairs and modifications to Yarrara Road footpath and roadway, and a replacement footbridge south of the station.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:


Bulli Train Station upgrade

Client: Sydney Trains

DPW Plant Hire was instrumental in $3-million revamp of Bulli Train Station. The works were crucial for the safety of commuters catching trains from Bulli. The project included the refurbishing of platform two, installing new lighting and tactile indicators for the visually impaired, and planting new garden beds and greenery. Our team worked around the complex schedule of track closures that was necessary to complete the project with minimal commuter disruption.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:


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Clyde Junction

Client: Novo Rail 

The Clyde Junction works were part of Transport for NSW’s Lidcombe to Granville corridor upgrade program, which was initiated to improve network reliability and capacity, and to allow for more efficient and reliable access to and from the Auburn Maintenance Centre and Auburn Stabling Yard. This project involved the upgrade of signalling infrastructure, installation of combined services routes, turnout renewal works, and the installation of a new turnout.


The Lidcombe to Granville corridor is one of the busiest in the Sydney metropolitan network. This upgrade was crucial to support increased growth in rail patronage and the safe running of the new generation Waratah trains. In addition, it reduced delays and the impact of crossing movements, simplified operation and configuration, and lowered maintenance costs.

The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:

Westmead to Granville signalling

Client: Novo Rail Alliance

The Westmead to Granville signalling project involved works to upgrade the existing rail signalling system in the Westmead to Granville rail corridor. The project increased the capacity of the T1 Western Line through the the installation of new signals and trackside equipment, as well as modification to existing cabling and the rail control system. These crucial upgrades were instrumental in supporting one of Sydney’s busiest rail corridors, as well as reducing crowding and wait times without the installation of new rail lines.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:

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Wynyard Station upgrade

Client: Novo Rail 

Transport for New South Wales accepted the Novo Rail project proposal for the upgrade of Wynyard, one of the busiest stations on Sydney’s rail network. The project included an overhaul of the concourse and ticket area to make it easier for customers to move in and around the station. We helped to transform an ageing facility into a new gateway for Sydney’s financial district, Barangaroo, and the western CBD. Safety and efficiency were of course paramount during this project, which are core values that the DPW Plant Hire team shared with the rest of the 200-strong crew.


The plant that DPW supplied to the project included:

The trusted name for plant hire in New South Wales and Victoria

From our base locations in both New South Wales and Victoria, we have been servicing infrastructure and rail construction projects  since 2005. Our committed, capable, and expertly trained team has worked across the state and over the border. If you are keen to see if we can lend our expert services to your next job, contact us today.

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