Welcome to MP Rail

 

 

MP Rail began supplying Aluminothermic welding and rail labour services to metropolitan Sydney and country New South Wales in 2012. Since then we have developed a strong group of highly-skilled rail welders and adjusters, track certifiers, protection officers, supervisors, leading hands and labourers.

 

MP Rail offers our clients a flexible service where we can easily integrate with your teams to cover peaks in workload, or deliver specialised track construction and maintenance services.

Our personnel are competent Rail Safety Workers in the Australian Rail Track Corporation, Sydney Trains and John Holland Country Regional Networks, and also work in many private railway sidings.  

 

Rail safety, workplace health and safety, and quality management is a key focus for MP Rail; we are always looking for ways to improve and be leaders in the industry. Our WHS Management System is certified to  AS 4801 and our Quality Management System complies with ISO 9001

 

 

Key Clients & Projects

 

MP Rail has been engaged by a wide variety of clients over the years, including major network operators, Tier 1 contractors and private sidings.

 

Client

Scope

Timeframe

Sydney Trains

Member of the Aluminothermic Welding panel.

2016 - Present

Northwest Rapid Transit Infrastructure Joint Venture

Preferred supplier for welding and track labour for slab track, plain line and turnout construction, and flash-butt welding support.

2016 - Present

Plateway

Track inspection, certification and maintenance on behalf of Plateway for Auscott Ltd.’s Narrabri facility railway siding.

2014 - Present

Viterra Australia

Track inspection, certification and maintenance for Viterra’s Narrabri facility railway siding.

2013 - Present

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Preferred supplier for welding and turnout steel replacement in the Hunter Valley.

2012 - Present

John Holland Rail

Provision of track labour and welding services in Sydney and Hunter Valley for various re-transoming, re-railing, turnout renewals and refurbishment, and re-sleepering projects.

2012 - Present

 

Laing O'Rourke

Provision of track labour and welding services in Sydney and the Hunter Valley for various re-railing, track reconditioning, turnout refurbishment projects.

2012 - Present

NOVO Rail Alliance

Preferred supplier for track labour, welding and safeworking for track renewals and turnout construction throughout Sydney.

2012 - Present

Aldridge Signal Infrastructure

Track work for Cookamidgera Level Crossing Upgrade including formation reconditioning, track installation, rail adjustment and welding, and construction of a concrete slab roadway.

2016

Aurizon

Track inspection, certification and maintenance at Yennora Intermodal Terminal.

2014 - 2016

North Strathfield Rail Underpass Alliance

Preferred supplier for welding and track labour for slab track construction, turnout installations and plain track construction.

2013-15

CPB (previously Leighton Contractors)

Provision of track labour and welding services for the 30TAL re-railing project in the Hunter Valley.

2014

Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture

Welding and non-destructive testing of product stacker rail at Boggabri Mine Coal Handling Plant.

2014

 

 

 

Welding & Adjustment

 

MP Rail’s core business is rail welding and adjustment. Our welding teams are competent in both Thermit and Railtech processes for all sizes of rail, in both plain line and turnouts, for Sydney Trains, ARTC and John Holland CRN

 

Thermit

Railtech

SKV-Elite-SU Standard Gap

Railtech PLK CJ Standard Gap

SKV-Elite-SU Step Welds

Wide Gap

SKV-F

Crane Rail

SKV-L Wide Gap

 

Crane Rail

 

  • Our welders are also qualified Rail Adjusters.
  • The rates for a weld team includes a crew truck with all plant and equipment required to complete welds.
  • Our rates for a 3-man team are the same as a 2-man team.
  • Weld kits are not included but can be supplied at an additional cost.
  • Extra plant is available at an additional cost.

 

Track Inspections & Certification

  • ARTC-qualified Track Certifiers

Safeworking

  • Protection Officers Levels 2 & 4
  • Handsignallers Level 2

Track Construction & Maintenance

  • Supervisors
  • Leading Hands
  • Skilled Labourers

Project Management

  • Project Engineer
  • Superintendent

 

Plant and Equipment Capabilities

 

MP Rail can provide all the plant and equipment required for rail works, including:

 

    • Rail saws
    • Rail drills
    • Rail grinders
    • Track jacks
    • Oxy-LPG gas and cutting equipment
    • Impact wrenches
    • Rail tensors
    • Dog and spike pullers
    • Cobra hand tampers
    • Sleeper drills
    • Tommy knockers
    • Hand tools
    • Rail trolleys (TfNSW TOC Waiver)
    • 4x4 crew trucks
    • 4x4 utes
    • 24T crane truck

 

 

 

 

Mark Stapley – Director

Mark has 34 years’ experience in the NSW rail industry with Public Transport Commission, Rail Infrastructure Corporation, RailCorp, John Holland Group and as Director of MP Rail.

 

 

 

Abbie Thomas – Project Engineer

Abbie has nine years’ experience as a Site/Project Engineer for ARTC, Macmahon Rail and John Holland, delivering various rail maintenance and construction projects. In addition to her Mechanical Engineering degree, Abbie has postgraduate qualifications and demonstrated experience in Project Management and Workplace Health and Safety.

 

 

 

Anthony Furness – Welder

Anthony has 15 years’ experience in Aluminothermic welding and all facets of track maintenance, construction, renewals and track resurfacing machines. He has worked with Rail Infrastructure Corporation, RailCorp, John Holland Group and MP Rail.

 

 

 

William Stapley - Welder

William has five years’ experience in Aluminothermic welding and track construction and maintenance on various projects throughout NSW.

  • Winner 2013 PWI Welders Award
  • Runner Up 2015 PWI Welders Award

 

Geoff Hopkins - Welder

Geoff has 10 years’ experience in Aluminothermic welding and track construction and maintenance on various projects throughout NSW.

  • Runner Up 2013 PWI Welders Award