TasRail touts $160m in savings moving freight from road to rail
Tunnel vision: Tasmania's historic 'Idiotic Railway' up for sale
Tasmanian train drivers post clips of motorists taking risks at level crossings
Animal carcasses found dumped on disused rail line in Tasmania
Tresspass on Tasrail locomotive - Sulphur Creek
New train control system is a game changer for Tasrail
Major Announcement: Work on the Burnie Port Optimisation Project set to commence
Rail announced as preferred transport provider for new mine
Training improved after Tas rail accident
Low speed derailment near Kimberley
The federal and Tasmanian governments have resisted pressure from the operator of the state's rail network, Pacific National, for a cash injection.
Instead, the governments have agreed to a two-month review of the state's rail services.
Government ministers have met with industry and Pacific National representatives in Canberra today to discuss Pacific National's demand for $100 million worth of rail upgrades.
The freight carrier has threatened to withdraw services this month unless the funds are provided.
Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss says a due diligence study is prudent before any large expenditure.
"I've spoken this morning to Mr Steven O'Donnell, the CEO of Pacific National, and he agrees that they will need to be a full partner in any kind of study in relation to the future of the rail network in Tasmania," Mr Truss said.
"In addition, I've asked him to keep the rail services operating in Tasmania while this study is under way."
The Federal Government is expecting the company's answer tomorrow.
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.