Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail
Construction of a light rail line between Hobart and its northern suburbs has been proposed for many years. Although there has been no commitment to the project, the Tasmanian Government has agreed to preservation of the former railway corridor between Hobart and Granton for potential use by light rail in the future. Advocates propose battery-operated light rail vehicles travelling between Hobart and Brighton over a single-track line. Services would operate at 12 minute intervals during peak times, with a total travel time between Hobart and Brighton of 28 minutes.
Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program
The Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program (TFRRP) is a project to upgrade priority sections of the Tasmanian Rail Network. The second tranche extends over the four years to 30 June 2023. The work includes re-sleepering and re-railing works, minor drainage works, and replacement or rehabilitation of particular culverts and bridges.