Rail Access Corporation (RAC)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

RAC Waterfall–Bomaderry Rail Maintenance

Three months after Fluor became the New South Wales Rail Access Corporation's (RAC's) infrastructure works and maintenance provider, a severe storm hit the Wollongong area.

Client's Challenge

Track damage, mainly between the Wollongong suburbs of Thirroul and Stanwell Park, forced a suspension of train services on one of the contracted lines. The first challenge was to get the trains moving again.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor focused on ensuring that the infrastructure remained fit to operate trains. Fluor mounted extra patrols; reballasted scoured bridge ends; stripped down, dried out and relocated damaged signaling equipment; effected temporary repairs to embankment slumps; and cleared blocked drains.


Fluor had been the successful bidder when the RAC first tendered maintenance contracts. “The contract took Fluor into a new generation of alliances and delivered significant savings, while maintaining the high standards of safety and reliability required by the RAC,” said Byrd Isom, vice president and general manager of Fluor's Australian maintenance business at the time.