Who will use Mildura SG and how?

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
FFS here we go again......

JAP summed it up neatly.

But FWIW  - the mineral sands go to Port Adelaide after processing at Broken Hill - if people think they should be doing it differently the private sector companies that mine the sands, process the sands and the private sector rail operators that run the trains are only a phone call away for the armchair socialists on here to tell them how they should be running their business.

The proposal to extend the Mildura line to Broken Hill mainly came from hick town pollies and the local member for the Portland area who wanted the mineral sands traffic to go through Portland. We all know how pro-rail the Port of Portland are, and the additional mineral sands traffic has not eventuated.

Once upgraded the southern leg of the Inland Rail route between Melbourne and Parkes will provide and alternative route for intermodal traffic.

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  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic

Ignoring break of gauge issues, Adelaide Freight Terminal to Yelta via Ouyen on existing rail routes would be 421km.
justapassenger
I am assuming your talking about the existing track via Ouyen down to Ararat? in which case, there's no break of gauge, unless there's still BG into the Adelaide terminal.

or do you mean via Ouyen then west via what is now called the murryville line? Only about 20km of BG to convert. The SG line from Pinnaroo to Tailem Bend needs more work than that 20 km section. When i was through there last year it was not in a very good state.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner


Ignoring break of gauge issues, Adelaide Freight Terminal to Yelta via Ouyen on existing rail routes would be 421km.I am assuming your talking about the existing track via Ouyen down to Ararat? in which case, there's no break of gauge, unless there's still BG into the Adelaide terminal.

or do you mean via Ouyen then west via what is now called the murryville line? Only about 20km of BG to convert. The SG line from Pinnaroo to Tailem Bend needs more work than that 20 km section. When i was through there last year it was not in a very good state.
Galron
Current South Australian State Government like Kennett absolutely no interest in rail. Cant privatize and off load Trans Adelaide ASP, will nit contribute 1 cent to continued operation of "The Overdue", totally not interested in regional South australian rail either passenger or freight. Absolutely disgraceful, allowed entire Eyre peninsula grain rail network to die and Viterra to road truck it all to Port Lincoln. Worst State Governemnt attitude to rail in Australia.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways


Ignoring break of gauge issues, Adelaide Freight Terminal to Yelta via Ouyen on existing rail routes would be 421km.I am assuming your talking about the existing track via Ouyen down to Ararat? in which case, there's no break of gauge, unless there's still BG into the Adelaide terminal.

or do you mean via Ouyen then west via what is now called the murryville line? Only about 20km of BG to convert. The SG line from Pinnaroo to Tailem Bend needs more work than that 20 km section. When i was through there last year it was not in a very good state.
Galron
That distance is via the unserviceable Pinnaroo route, with breaks of gauge and other track issues. But I suppose it could be rebuilt to allow continued service in the aftermath of something very serious such as an asteroid from outer space taking out a large chunk of the ARTC Adelaide-Melbourne route.

For the sake of amusement, AFT to Yelta via Ararat is 1,013km. That's 99km longer (and taking in far more hill climbing) than a return trip from AFT to Broken Hill via the direct route, even before the "strategic route" between Yelta and Broken Hill is added on.

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