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Pakenham Rail Stabling Yards Development

As part of the Victorian government’s rail infrastructure upgrade, RAILduct™ was selected for use in the new Pakenham Rail Stabling Yard development located in Victoria to service Melbourne’s eastern suburbs rail corridor.

Due to its strength, secure design and ease of installation, RAILduct™ was selected to address lighting and communication cable installations over culverts/road crossings with minimal ground coverage.

Project Challenges

  • Address lighting and communication cable installation requirements
  • Overcome shallow burying conditions, where standard burying methods could not be utilised
  • Working within a restricted project timeline
  • Delivery of a complete supply package for streamlined installation and successful project completion

Cubis Solution

  • Product: RAILduct™
  • Load rating: Class A
  • Internal dimension (mm): 1020L x 236W x 200D


Project Outcomes

Cubis secured the works on the Pakenham project, including cabling protection and a variety of communication access chambers, for the 36-hectare site by offering a complete supply package and a range of globally proven product solutions. By effectively navigating the priorities and challenges of the project, Cubis’ RAILduct™ system provided a successful solution in addressing lighting and communication cable requirements across the Pakenham rail stabling yard site.

The lightweight Class A modular troughing system required no mechanical lifting, with each one (1) metre section rapidly assembled into position on site manually by a small crew. Additionally, the lightweight yet robust structure of the RAILduct™ system eliminated possible health and safety risks associated with heavy lifting.

RAILduct™ also provided superior asset protection with interlocking tamper proof covers, as well as a secure twist and locking mechanism for assembly. All installation requirements, including excavation, assembly and backfill, were completed within hours using only standard power tools and no specialist labour or equipment.

The lightweight, sturdy and secure design of the RAILduct™ provided exclusive cabling protection for the Pakenham Rail Stabling Yards project, reinforcing RAILduct™’s versatile application in rail, power and highway projects. Additionally, the timely delivery of bespoke covers to the Pakenham Rail Stabling Yards project highlighted Cubis’ ability to create customised product despite the tight timeframes for delivery and project completion.

Together, Cubis was able to successfully deliver on the project requirements when customisation, timeliness and complete package supply were the top priorities. Manufacturer capacity and design improvements provided a superior chamber solution. By utilising the flexibility, ease of installation and unique security features of Cubis’ RAILduct™ system, the project challenges were efficiently overcome to provide an all-round solution for the  Pakenham Rail Stabling Yards project.