Western Australia rail investment targets agriculture sector

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 11 Jul 2020 11:02
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Seems there is a glimmer of hope for Intermodal services on the Narrow Gauge once again

Meanwhile, the government has started public consultation on a draft South West Supply Chain Strategy, intended to prioritise road, rail and port infrastructure investment in the region over the next 10 to 15 years.

This recommends a range of rail capacity enhancement projects, including double-stacking, new passing loops and additional terminal facilities, including a reconfiguration of the rail link to Bunbury Port and the introduction of container trains between Bunbury and Perth.
Somebody

Bunbury to Perth  intermodal services.  When did they last run?

Western Australia rail investment targets agriculture sector

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  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
Bunbury to Perth containers ended perhaps 2010? They used the QUA flats then the BAUY skeletons from Queensland. They used the QUA’s until I think 07 then the BAUY’s for only a couple years after.

Double track Bunbury to Perth, or Kwinana, whichever, might make rail competitive for such a short haul and even improve the Australind timetable/ on time arrivals. Your competing against a 2hour road haul door to door still though.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bunbury to Perth containers ended perhaps 2010? They used the QUA flats then the BAUY skeletons from Queensland. They used the QUA’s until I think 07 then the BAUY’s for only a couple years after.
DBclass

The project also includes changes for rail access to the Port of Bunbury is the port planning in that case to take container vessels?
  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
Bunbury Port has been planning on handling sea containers for over a decade. There is a port expansion plan which would see the inner harbour extended almost to the new port road. Hasn’t happened yet and I am not sure if that is a demand issue. Maybe build and they will come? I do know port activities have been increasing with new sheds and more materials going out. Wheat is back at Bunbury port also in the last few years. Something that had a 20 year break from exports.

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