Major grain rail investment is on track

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 14 Apr 2021 16:52
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
MAJOR work on a critical part of WA's grain rail network is set to continue this year as part of a seven-year upgrade program that will see $54 million invested in the Midland Railway (MR) line that runs from Midland to Geraldton.
Somebody


Not entirely familiar with the network in WA but does this investment mean trains can have better access between Geraldton and Perth?

Major grain rail investment is on track

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  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
It will enable track speeds to increase, giving better turn around times.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Are there any regular freight services between the Geraldton area and the interconnection to Perth ?
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
The only regular revenue traffic on the MR now is grain.
  felixmeister Beginner

Does anyone have an approximate cost of either converting to standard or dual-gauge for the MR?

Are we looking at commensurate costs or order of magnitude greater?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Does anyone have an approximate cost of either converting to standard or dual-gauge for the MR?

Are we looking at commensurate costs or order of magnitude greater?
felixmeister

The Midwest iron ore upgrades cost around $2.25-million per kilometre to make the narrow gauge formation suitable for standard gauge in 2011 - so standard gauging the Midland Line and upgrading to standard gauge axle loads of 23.0-tonnes or better would cost somewhere beyond $900-million.

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