Northcliffe line, why did some of it close in 2005?

 
  beanzs27 Assistant Commissioner

I have been following that line and noticed  all the log trucks on the road and that most miils are located near the railway line.

it seemed to make sense to use the railway line.

please explain.

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  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
I have been following that line and noticed  all the log trucks on the road and that most miils are located near the railway line.

it seemed to make sense to use the railway line.

please explain.
beanzs27

The reason the railway line is not used for timber is because it makes sense to use the railway for timber.
  steamboy65 Train Controller

Location: Pemberton, Western Australia
the reason that the northcliffe line is not used anymore is that no one wants to pay for the maintenance of the line and that the government makes to much more out of the log truck which use southwestern highway in the way of taxes in many varied forms.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

If it's anything like anywhere else in Australia, nobody wants to pay for the upkeep of the line, so it goes to truck, and all the extra damage to the roads caused by the trucks are paid for by the local councils. Basically, the state government don't want to pay to maintain railways, but are quite happy to pay for roads.

I doubt whether "the government makes to much more out of the log truck which use southwestern highway in the way of taxes" at all. I would be very surprised if the trucks paid their true costs.
  1978Prime Junior Train Controller

Location: Perth
Am I'm right in assuming Australia's the only country in the world where railways are still declining while every  one else is bringing them back ?
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
Am I'm right in assuming Australia's the only country in the world where railways are still declining while every  one else is bringing them back ?
1978Prime
No.

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