The DC which has recently been built next to the rail line will this be rail connected and will SCT be involved?Wow! "Recently Built" ????
This might be the thread for it, as its something I've been wondering about for a while but haven't found much documentation. How do the DCs work? Are they both for collecting inbound produce and shipping it to another one for sub distribution as well as serving its own local network of stores? Ie, are they collection centres as well?A distribution centre is exactly that. Goods come in bulk shipments from suppliers, stored (in needed), then shipped out in smaller quantities to individual retail stores.
Re the funding, id suspect that given its ARTC track it might be an ARTC project. If it improves the DIRN and is financially positive, its a no brainer IMO.
Re the funding, id suspect that given its ARTC track it might be an ARTC project. If it improves the DIRN and is financially positive, its a no brainer IMO.The turnout connecting it to the mainline would be infrastructure owned by ARTC, but ARTC would pass on the cost of installing said connection (including modifications to signalling systems etc) to the owner of the facility being connected to the mainline.
I thought I'd mentioned it before, or maybe it was in another thread, but speaking to someone with intimate knowledge of interstate logistics and with links to Woolworth's, I was told that if they hard to start again then Monarto South would never have been built.
Having said that it is interesting that there are plans for an intermodal site on the other side of the tracks at Monarto South and that GWA recently relinquished ownership of the grain sidings there to ARTC.
Interestingly, the rumour up there now is that Amazon will be taking over the site.That sounds more like the realtor faced with finding a new tenant for the facility is trying a desperate tactic to drum up some interest than a realistic possibility.