Inland rail gathers steam

Posted June 16, 2015

Seven of Australia’s largest land transport companies have joined forces to call on the federal government to make the Inland Rail project a reality.

The companies wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently, calling upon the Government to build on its $300 million commitment to the project by allocating further funds in coming months to see the job finished.

The companies – Asciano, Aurizon, Genesee & Wyoming Australia, Linfox, Qube, SCT Logistics and Toll Group – are the largest transporters of freight on rail and road in Australia.

The 1730km Inland Rail route would run between Melbourne and Brisbane via central-west NSW and Toowoomba.

The first tenders have been advertised for the improvement of some existing line as part of the project.

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