LINX - new operator

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The former Aurizon Carrington to Port Botany and Enfield to Port Botany services has been taken over by LINX Cargo Care from what I can make out - the first train running in the relay hours of this morning.

Sydney Rail Services will provide the train management/operations support to LINX.

This is from about six weeks ago.....

LINX Cargo Care Group announced today that it has been successful in its bid to operate the Enfield Intermodal Terminal in Western Sydney currently operated by Aurizon.

The logistics infrastructure and solutions provider will lease and operate the NSW Ports-owned intermodal terminallocated 18 kilometres from Port Botany in Sydney’s west.

Infrastructure NSW forecasts truck traffic at Port Botany will increase by 400% by 2030, largely driven by expected growth in freight volumes.

Container movements through Port Botany are forecast to increase from two million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) in 2011 to seven million in 2031, creating a bottle-neck through the existing rail line and road network out of the port.
LINX Cargo Care Group CEO Anthony Jones said the port shuttle service LINX will operate between Enfield and Port Botany will reduce traffic congestion in Sydney by taking freight off roads and moving it by rail from the port to the major freight precinct in Sydney’s west.

“Given the forecast for such a significant increase in road and rail congestion across Sydney over the next decade or so, LINX is committed to working closely with the NSW State Government to develop an effective and achievable solution that will reduce the impact of increased freight movements across the city,” Mr Jones said.

Mr Jones said part of the solution could include the duplication of the freight rail line between Port Botany and the interstate corridor mainline.

The Enfield Intermodal Terminal is a 15.1-hectare leasehold from NSW Ports, with terminal capacity of 300,000 TEU annually.
Located close to Sydney’s major M4 and M5 motorways, with a dedicated freight line to Port Botany and direct access to the interstate mainline corridor, the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) includes the intermodal terminal, warehousing and buildings with vacant land for the development of rail-related warehousing, freight forwarding, IMEX (Import and Export), transport and distribution facilities.

“LINX is currently working closely with NSW Ports to support the development of a freight hub on the land surrounding the Enfield Intermodal Terminal,” Mr Jones said.

NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas said one of NSW Ports’ key objectives is increasing the number of containers moved by rail to and from Port Botany.

“LINX are well placed to expand the intermodal and rail services at the Enfield ILC and grow the rail mode share to and from Australia’s premier port,” Ms Calfas said.

Mr Jones said the Intermodal Terminal gives LINX the capability to grow regional and metro connections and offer exporters and importers in regional NSW and Western Sydney seamless and efficient supply chain solutions.

“We aim to fully optimise the Enfield operation to offer a dedicated port shuttle service to Port Botany, a freight hub to connect regional trains to Sydney Metro and a dedicated empty container park service,” Mr Jones said.

“On the import supply chain, Enfield is strategically positioned to service the main import freight catchments in North West, Western and Inner West areas of Sydney.

“On the export supply chain, Enfield is also strategically positioned to service all of the rural export catchment trains thanks to its location on the intersection of all rural and metro train lines.

“LINX offers a fully-integrated supply chain solution utilising purpose-built warehousing at Enfield to radically improve the supply chain for importers and exporters in Sydney and regional NSW.”
Mr Jones said rail is a key part of LINX’s strategy.

“LINX has been building its rail capabilities for the past year in readiness for an opportunity like this,” Mr Jones said.

https://linxcc.com.au/news/linx-to-operate-sydneys-enfield-intermodal-terminal/

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  Dangersdan707 Deputy Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Should be interesting to see what rolling stock yell be using
  NR61 Beginner

Having a gander at VicSig recently, Linx have acquired ex Aurizon locomotives G516 and G534.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Having a gander at VicSig recently, Linx have acquired ex Aurizon locomotives G516 and G534.
NR61

These locos have been updated in the Railpage database.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Commencing Monday, SSR will be operating and crewing these services on behalf of LINX.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Why the change from SRS?  Assume LINX locos will.be used?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Why the change from SRS?  Assume LINX locos will.be used?
james.au

Just business - SRS was only a short term contract.

And yes.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
So SSR/LINX operate to Enfields still but PN takes over Toll's Carrington service?

Interesting to see PN on the winning side - the majors have been losing out to the minors of late (eg grain services, Aurizon in general).  PN must have sharpened its pencil.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
So SSR/LINX operate to Enfields still but PN takes over Toll's Carrington service?

Interesting to see PN on the winning side - the majors have been losing out to the minors of late (eg grain services, Aurizon in general).  PN must have sharpened its pencil.
james.au

I must have missed something?

SSR are running the Carrington to Enfield trains plus the Enfield to Botany shuttles for LINX

What PN service are we talking about?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
So SSR/LINX operate to Enfields still but PN takes over Toll's Carrington service?

Interesting to see PN on the winning side - the majors have been losing out to the minors of late (eg grain services, Aurizon in general).  PN must have sharpened its pencil.

I must have missed something?

SSR are running the Carrington to Enfield trains plus the Enfield to Botany shuttles for LINX

What PN service are we talking about?
bingley hall
Yes - comment that I was responding to is now deleted, which was saying that PN was taking over Toll Carrington from LINX/SSR.......
  ssaunders Train Controller

Why the change from SRS?  Assume LINX locos will.be used?

Just business - SRS was only a short term contract.

And yes.
bingley hall

And so it seems is the SSR one, even shorter.

As stated by James, PN taking over the Carrington train next week.

ss
  2LaGrange Train Controller

No wrong, SSR have entered into a long term partnership with LINX for Carrington job and trip trains to Botany. They will also crew future expansions inter state and in NSW.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
No wrong, SSR have entered into a long term partnership with LINX for Carrington job and trip trains to Botany. They will also crew future expansions inter state and in NSW.
2LaGrange
Guys we need some sources if we can.  Pretty big conflict in messaging here!
  2LaGrange Train Controller

No wrong, SSR have entered into a long term partnership with LINX for Carrington job and trip trains to Botany. They will also crew future expansions inter state and in NSW.
Guys we need some sources if we can.  Pretty big conflict in messaging here!
james.au
SRS were only temporary operator until contract was sorted with SSR.

SSR have started running Botany and Carrington service for only a week. Why would PN now be taking over ?

Where has the assertion PN will take over Toll Carrington come from ?
  ssaunders Train Controller

You've been mislead by someone I'm afraid 2LaGrange

Well lets wait and see but I stand by my comments, Saturday last SSR Carrington service.

Perhaps bingley will confirm as he works for SSR.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
You've been mislead by someone I'm afraid 2LaGrange

Well lets wait and see but I stand by my comments, Saturday last SSR Carrington service.

Perhaps bingley will confirm as he works for SSR.
ssaunders

The railway business is crazier than most and things do frequently change overnight. There is a saying "it is what it is" and therefore better to get on with what is in front of you than go on with endless speculation and hand wringing.

I'm at the bottom of the pile, and I get the feeling ssaunders has good source within the company.

We will know after the weekend.
  ssaunders Train Controller



I'm at the bottom of the pile, and I get the feeling ssaunders has good source within the company.

bingley hall

Don't sell yourself short bingley hall as I'm sure you are far more important than the bottom of the pile.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Toll loading may go to PN by the looks of it but LINX/SSR will still have a service running from Newcastle to Botany. Guess we wait and see.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Now that is interesting.
  ssaunders Train Controller

I think Linx will make a come back but they will have their own accreditation to be an operator.

ss
  ssaunders Train Controller

Toll loading may go to PN by the looks of it but LINX/SSR will still have a service running from Newcastle to Botany. Guess we wait and see.
2LaGrange

It is going to PN. Not maybe.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I'm guessing that PN and Toll work directly with each other elsewhwe (eg East West,  Qld NCL) so is this a case of cutting out the middlemen? Logical if yes.  LINX will have to find more containers to out on rail. Ur compete.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Toll loading may go to PN by the looks of it but LINX/SSR will still have a service running from Newcastle to Botany. Guess we wait and see.
2LaGrange

What would be on this service?  Containers for customers in both directions?
  fzr560 Train Controller

AN11, NR77 leading 1435 to Morrandoo today.

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