• Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor started

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/inf ... ridor.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"AUSTRALIA: Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched on December 13 when Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack turned a ceremonial first sod in Parkes, NSW.

Scheduled to be completed in 2025, the Inland Rail project includes the construction of 600 km of new alignment and the upgrading of 1 100 km of existing line. The Melbourne – Brisbane transit time would be under 24 h, competitive with road haulage, and the Australasian Railway Association said the line would significantly improve capacity, allow north-south freight movements to bypass Sydney, and would provide environmental and safety benefits by removing lorry movements from roads."
  by David Benton
 
"Inland Rail North-West Connection complete".
https://www.railexpress.com.au/inland-r ... -complete/
"Completion of the first Inland Rail project has given operators renewed confidence to invest along the route, Freight on Rail Group of Australia chair and Pacific National CEO Dean Dalla Valle has said."
I am having a bit of trouble imagining Parkes, NSW, as the freight hub of Australia, But I guess there's nothing wrong with a bit of optimism.