The Trains are still staging at extra cost to operators in Fuel, Wages and extra Track access. Trains that stabled and stage at Maryborough are now being staged at Marmalake, Murtoa and Dimboola.
The project managers and Vline are well aware of this hence at a later date a reinstated staging road will have to go back.
The rail operators and grain handlers have been disadvantaged. In a general normal harvest the system would not cope.
Maryborough yard was removed twice. Broad gauge once and the converter Standard gauge as it was not up to standard and put back again at extra cost.
The managers and engineers of this project should be ashamed of themselves. As experts in the field were not listen to. The rail and grain operators have lost freight to road as the system is slower and has less capacity as previously on BG. Disgusting.
Could not agree more. The system now is worse that what it was on good BG track. I have not seen any news from other operators (other than PN) moving onto the SG network which makes me think what was the massive $500m unfinished project going to provide in the end?