Rail Surveying

Rail Surveying2023-12-13T16:27:40+11:00

Rail Surveying in Newcastle, Sydney & Western NSW

de Witt Consulting has been providing rail surveying services in Newcastle, Sydney and Western NSW to the rail industry for the past 10 years. During this time we have covered an extensive range of rail surveying projects throughout the region. Within our survey offices at Charlestown and Gulgong, we have the capability of 17 survey crews, with experienced rail surveyors who use the latest in survey technology to ensure innovative and best practise solutions. These solutions are utilised to deliver quality project results for our clients. Our capabilities and recent projects are listed below:


  • Surveys for setting out of new track, turnouts and track realignment.
  • Construction surveys for set out of civil works & structures.
  • Track Control Marks placement for reconditioning and resurfacing.
  • Track realignments and re gradings.
  • Level crossing upgrades.
  • Detail surveys for bridge renewals.
  • Survey for track possession works.
  • Platform and clearance surveys.
  • Tunnel, structure and embankment monitoring.
  • Track and infrastructure surveys for design purposes.
  • Detailed and topographical surveys.
  • Rail corridor cadastral boundary surveys.
  • Acquisition, lease and easement and right of carriageway plans.
  • In and above ground Services and Utilities Plans.
  • 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning / point cloud surveys.
  • Control and verification surveys for LIDAR surveys.
  • Control surveys including for the establishment of MGA & AHD alignments.
  • Survey Support for Rail Possessions.

Railway Construction Possession Support

de Witt Consulting undertake Surveying Support to a large range of contractors undertaking railway construction/maintenance works during ARTC and CRN scheduled network shutdowns. Within the ARTC Hunter Valley Networks there are six or more major shutdowns a year lasting between three and four days. During these shutdowns, major works are carried out on the network where works are often 24 hours per day in order to maximise the amount of work completed. As such these projects need 24 hour survey support, often with more than one survey team per shift.

There are a multitude of works that are required to be completed in possessions, including formation reconditioning, tamping/ballast cleaning, culvert upgrades, bridge works, embankment stabilisation, tunnel works to name a few. de Witt Consulting has provided support for all these type of works over the last 15 years with great success for multiple ongoing clients.

In the last network shutdown we provided survey support to several contractors across three sites between Muswellbrook and Boggabri. These included bridge approach undercutting works at Boggabri, rail formation reconditioning works across three sites at Scone (which required two survey teams per shift running 24 hours) and bridge retransoming works at Aberdeen.

Newcastle Interchange

de Witt Consulting were engaged by Laing O’Rourke (LOR) to provide the survey support subcontract for the Newcastle Transport Interchange Project. de Witt supplied full time survey resources to the project. Providing services such as control installation, set out of [...]

Burren Junction to Walgett Track Survey

This project involved the establishment of MGA and AHD (Major Survey Control Marks) in a region of the state where there is very limited survey control. Using CORSNET static datasets and traditional fast static methodologies the de Witt survey team [...]

Sydney Trains Corridor – Mount Victoria and Blackheath

de Witt Consulting were engaged by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to complete detail surveys for embankment stabilisation works over a 1km section of the rail corridor on the Blue Mountains line. Due to the quick turnaround required, de Witt mobilised 4 [...]

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For more information on our range of services in Newcastle, Sydney and Western NSW, get in touch with our team today. We can tailor a solution to fit your needs.

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Head Office

7 Canberra Street Charlestown NSW 2290

PH: 02 4942 5441

Western Office

87 Herbert Street Gulgong NSW 2852

PH: 02 6374 2911

Central Coast Office

Shop 1 & 2, 134 Erina Street East, Gosford NSW 2250

PH: 02 4314 6249

Mid Coast Office

PO Box 49 Gloucester NSW 2422

PH: 02 6558 3082

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