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Senior transport bureaucrats to head Tassie rail study

<p>Two senior transport bureaucrats are tipped to head the joint state-federal study into the condition of Tasmania’s rail network.</p> <p>The Tasmanian infrastructure department’s Scott Dobie and the federal Department of Transport and Regional Services’s Jim Wolff will conduct the study, the <em>Hobart Mercury</em> reports.</p> <p>Mr Dobie had told the Federal Government last year that the Tasmanian network needed a $215m upgrade, the paper said.</p> <p>At the time, he recommended upgrades on the Bell Bay line, the Derwent Valley line, passing loops on the northwest line and a realignment of the southern rail corridor.</p> <p>The study, which was proposed after Pacific National decided to withdraw rail container services in the state, is due for completion on November 15.</p> <br />