Morong Intermodal Freight Terminal

 

News article: Marong Intermodal Freight Terminal

[color=#141823][size=2][font=Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]The Marong Intermodal Freight Terminal proposal is to site the Terminal just outside Morong near Leichardt, so that it can operate 24hrs a day 7 days a week to provide rail and road transport for the export of agricultural and manufacturing commodities from the surrounding regions.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Morong Intermodal Freight Terminal proposal is to site the Terminal just outside Morong near Leichardt, so that it can operate 24hrs a day 7 days a week to provide rail and road transport for the export of agricultural and manufacturing commodities from the surrounding regions.
Morong Intermodal Freight Terminal


This terminal has been talked about for around 10 years but again Victrack has failed to make this happen. You really start to question just what the ongoing role of Victrack should be. I can;t see how their performance has been positive for the rail industry in Victoria or even for industry in general.

They have made rail inaccessible for most operators, lines are in disrepair and big business like mining and grain is turning its back on the rail network. It is a shambles.

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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The Bendigo line needs upgrading, to get as much double track back as possible (plus some refuge loops In the Inter urban area) so passenger trains and freight trains can run In harmony together.

How some people are making noise about sending freight trains the back way to Bendigo, that's just not going to stack up financially viable, nor time competitive with road haulage.

Marong Is already 25 km's longer by rail from Melbourne, than via the Calder/Calder Alternative Highway, giving road a competitive edge.

How much longer would rail be via Dunolly and Gheringhap ?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Grain could come to Geelong via Ballarat and Maryborough.  That might work.
  BBattarbee Station Staff

Location: Morphett Vale
I like the idea of standard gauge. What would happen to Morong Intermodal Freight Terminal at Leichardt if the Mildura to Maryborough line was standardised.

This may not happen soon, but for planning it needs to be considered.

Dunolly and the lines from there would be either standardised, closed or linked from another connecting lines to broad gauge.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Grain could come to Geelong via Ballarat and Maryborough. That might work.
freightgate

I think you've got her running the wrong way, Bill, wouldn't grain be either containerised or bulk for export out of Geelong or Melbourne.

BigShunter.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Can someone fix the title of this thread?  It's Marong, not Morong.

The best path would be through Dunolly (during the day at least).  I suspect that if that's the case, then would it then be better if a new section of line was built at Inglewood (that curves West to South) so that trains wouldn't have to reverse there?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Grain could come to Geelong via Ballarat and Maryborough. That might work.
freightgate

Grain does, but from the grain sub terminal located at near by Dunolly
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Can someone fix the title of this thread? It's Marong, not Morong.

The best path would be through Dunolly (during the day at least). I suspect that if that's the case, then would it then be better if a new section of line was built at Inglewood (that curves West to South) so that trains wouldn't have to reverse there?
Carnot


Done. Thread title changed.

Does Marong Railway Station still exist?

Regards
Brian
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Last time I looked there was nothing but a silo with no siding. That was quite a few years ago.

Marong is not located in the middle of a heavy grain cropping region. A container depot there could be connected to the standard gauge network relatively easily and be an intermodal depot for the Bendigo region.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Last time I looked there was nothing but a silo with no siding. That was quite a few years ago.

Marong is not located in the middle of a heavy grain cropping region. A container depot there could be connected to the standard gauge network relatively easily and be an intermodal depot for the Bendigo region.
Rodo

Just a VOP shed, no siding, no passenger platform.

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