Railway planned possession work requires the temporary suspension of rail services to allow work within the rail corridor to occur safely and efficiently. It aims to deliver safe, reliable train services to customers, minimise cancellation of or disruption to passenger and freight services and maximise possession time to ensure safe and productive time on track is provided to carry out necessary works.
Some track possessions take place overnight and on weekends to ensure work is done as quickly as possible and with minimal disruptions.
Ascent has been working with Sydney trains, UGL, John Holland, and ARTC since 2016 on weekend shutdowns to do maintenance work. Throughout the years, our teams have built bridges, installed steel structures and telecommunication monopoles with the use of hydraulic rams, and undertaken the installation of galvanised steel troughing.