Rail Freight Reliability

Interstate rail reliability has improved dramatically over recent years, delivering consistent, high freight availability and making sure your freight is there when you need it.

This has led to some of the biggest brands in Australia to return to rail, including major grocery and supermarket chains, manufacturers and retailers.

ARTC has invested more than $6 billion into improving freight rail infrastructure across the country, driving this reliability improvement:

  • New passing lanes and crossing loops which have increased capacity and passing opportunities
  • New concrete sleepers and new, heavier, rail to enable higher axle loadings
  • New signalling and communications technology
  • Rail and logistics operators have also been investing in new locomotives and rolling stock along with associated infrastructure like terminals, automated rail mounted gantry cranes and freight tracking technology
  • Investment in dedicated freight lines such as the Southern Sydney Freight Line. This means rail freight services can enter and exit Port Botany on a 24/7 basis on a dedicated rail freight line through the south-west of Sydney to the Port. No passenger train interruptions, no curfews, no long lines of trucks and road congestion.

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