RAA calls for urgent Eyre Peninsula roads fix, amid rail line closure

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 28 May 2019 13:24
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Why not send a bill to Viterra for the costs of the road trauma and the road damage and why can't the council prevent these trucks from using the roads.  The cost of road upgrades will be higher than the cost of rail use but maybe just maybe it is not about the rail use but more about the rail operator?

South Australia is sooo rustbelt they always get stuff backwards.  The government should be mandating the use of rail.

RAA calls for urgent Eyre Peninsula roads fix, amid rail line closure

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Councils would have veto over load limits on roads they maintain meaning large trucks would be banned from using the roads.  if the plan is to use a standard semi and single trailer then how could it be financially viable with those tonnages.  It also takes longer to unload 40 trucks than it would 40 wagons i would suggest?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

They are using triples to move the grain - three trailers.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
They are using triples to move the grain - three trailers.
duttonbay

And the council has agreed?
  Noelwb123 Station Master

They are using triples to move the grain - three trailers.

And the council has agreed?
bevans
They have been using B Doubles and Triples for years. The trucks coming from the north use Liverpool Street