new South Wales initiated the $2.1 billion South West rail link project to
improve reliability and capacity on the Sydney metropolitan rail network.
parsons Brinckerhoff is part of the Glenfield Junction Alliance delivering the
majority of phase 1 works, including a major upgrade of Glenfield Station and
interchange. The challenge is constructing within a live rail corridor while
maintaining passenger and freight operations.
INNOVATION IN RAIL AND TRANSIT
glenfield transport Interchange
Glenfield Junction Alliance developed staging designs and 3D models using
microStation, project Wise, Bentley rail Track, Inroads, Bentley Architecture,
and Structural modeler, which helped to optimize and clearly communicate
design alternatives for the fly-overs and station. The construction program was
accelerated by up to one year and the resulting design improvements saved up
to $1 million.
Mechi-Mahakali and pokhara-Kathmandu electrical railway
nepal is one of the world’s least developed countries due in part to poor
transportation infrastructure. In association with nepalese consultants, the
Indian government commissioned rITeS to study the feasibility of constructing
a $9.8 billion east-west railway. passing through mountainous terrain and
across deep river gorges, the 1,218-kilometer alignment includes 154 kilometers
of tunnels and 401 major bridges.
The integration of Bentley map and Google earth helped to identify locations
for river crossings, tunnel portals, and township connections. The team used
mXrAIl and Bentley rail Track to plan alternative alignments based on terrain,
topography, development, and other features. Detailed design, optimization,
and quantity estimating were also performed. The project was completed in
eight months, saving about 10 months and nearly $560,000.