Road & Rail Minor Works
|TDK Civil & Vic Track
The Road & Rail Minor Works project was established to deliver upgrades to station carparks, bus interchange points, bus stops and station amenities.
These upgrades were required in councils across Victoria including in Gippsland, Grampians, Hume, Loddon Mallee and Barwon South West.
The bus stops would need to be compliant with DDA, Vic Track and Vic Roads standards, whilst taking into account environmental and heritage compliance and local government approval processes.
There would be 55 sites from Portland to Shepparton to Traralgon, with some requiring multiple bus shelters at the same location.
Standards that needed to be met would include; the Disability Discrimination Act, AS1428.1 Design for Access & Mobility, Vic Roads and Vic Track standards and local government requirements.
TDK Civil was the civil contractor for the project.
ASCO was awarded the design, manufacture and installation contract for the bus shelters and furniture.
A key challenge was the remote areas in which the bus stops would be installed, this involved significant travel and logistical considerations. The requirements of each council were also slightly different, both of these elements required meticulous planning and attention to detail.
The consultation required for the project involved many stakeholders, this resulted in a variety of small changes throughout the design process. This was managed through continuous communication and collaboration.
ASCO developed a solar lighting system for the bus shelters, which required significant testing to ensure the final product would be suitable for all seasons.
As the projects were completed in a variety of stages, the project ran for just under 12 months.
Thanks to the Road & Rail Minor Works project travellers in regional Victoria now have access to safe and complaint bus stops and shelters, suitable for any weather condition.
Early morning and late evening travellers will be able to enjoy the benefit of solar lighting. Council’s received a low maintenance graffiti resistant bus shelter, saving them time and money.
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