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"Rail - a viable competitor for road delivering our freight and underpinning economic growth"




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3-5 years


5-10 years


Transition of PNT's rail business to Government ownership


Develop 10 Year Rail Network Strategy


Access pricing based on cost of use (i.e. reduction in government subsidies)


Investigate options to privatise above rail operations

Establishment of a State Owned Company to own and operate rail


National Rail Productivity Reforms


Bell Bay Intermodal expansion project ($150M) (subject to Federal Government funding)


Government State Owned Company accredited under the Rail Safety Act 1997


National Rail Safety Reforms


Investment to date under Rail Management and Maintenance Deed (from January 2007):
o Capital upgrades $44 million
o Maintenance $8.5 million


Develop principles / objectives of fair network access and pricing framework


Committed rail infrastructure spending:
o Capacity (realignment) improvements on the main north-south line ($31.6 million) and at Rhyndaston ($24 million)
o Capital upgrades $134.4 million
o Maintenance $4 million per annum


Construction of the Brighton Transport Hub ($79M)


Realignment of rail - Bell Bay Port ($9.5M)


Assess Burnie Port upgrade to prime bulk goods port with roll on-roll off capacity


Benefits for all Tasmanians

  • Safe rail services
  • Rail services provided on a commercial basis
  • Competitive  freight prices flowing to cheaper goods and industry growth/ jobs
  • Rail infrastructure maintained effectively
  • Rail network upgrade
  • Fair and equitable access to the rail network
  • Restored customer confidence in rail
  • Competitive, more reliable rail for mining growth on the West Coast
  • Efficient intermodal connections between road/rail and rail/ports


Strategy & Planning


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