Richmond Line Duplication Stage 1, NSW


Since entering the market in 1971, Leighton Contractors has delivered more than 60 rail projects across Australia.

Our clients see us as an industry leader and trusted partner, with the unique in-house capacity to deliver the life-cycle of services for rail infrastructure projects.

We combine in-house resources in rail systems, interfacing, construction, maintenance, telecommunications, investment and facilities management to tailor end-to-end project delivery solutions and individual services for our clients.

A national team

Our 300 rail specialists have worked across the public and private sectors in Australia and around the world. They offer detailed understanding of all core rail systems – from signalling and track, to overhead wiring, power supply and plant, covering the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance phases.

Rail plant

In joint venture with Swieltelsky, our rail plant fleet uses the latest high technology to provide the full range of track construction and mechanised maintenance.

Working in brownfield and greenfield environments

We take a collaborative and solutions-focused approach to managing projects in brownfield environments, where works take place in live rail environments, with heavily utilised freight corridors or and in high density urban areas.

In greenfield sitesour high technology plant, maintained to achieve 98 per cent reliability, allows us to construct quality track twice as fast as traditional methods, with reduced manpower needs.

Our track record

Our proven delivery record in rail construction and maintenance includes:

  • Station works and track works.
  • Stabling facilities and turnouts.
  • Signalling and overhead wiring.
  • Bridge and tunnel structures.
  • Greenfield track and formation construction.
  • Innovation value adding maintenance programs.

We have invested in the people and capabilities needed to bring our clients unrivalled expertise in rail infrastructure and to manage rail projects from end to end.  We work extensively with all major public rail transport authorities to understand in detail the various state and federal legislative requirements for the sector.

We also recognise the critical importance of safety in the rail sector, and our safety and rail safety systems are structured around full compliance with Australia’s national safety accreditation scheme.