Aurizon to haul more grain with One Rail buy

 

News article: Aurizon to haul more grain with One Rail buy

AURIZON has signed an agreement to buy Keswick, South Australia-based One Rail Australia (ORA) for $2.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Maybe thry will have a better relationship with biters ?

Aurizon to haul more grain with One Rail buy

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Biters? Confused
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The article says nothing that hasn't already been said.

Of course Aurizon will haul more grain than they do now after the sale goes through.

That doesn't necessarily mean any more grain will be carried by rail than is currently.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I hope Aurizon can repair the relations in south Australia and move more produce on rail. Much left rail in grain with the GWA management and increased intemodal and drifter to Darwin has stalled.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Biters? Confused
Graham4405
Yet another freightgate clanger. Never checks posts before hitting the Gee-Oh button and so many of his posts make no sense

Like that one.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Wonder whether Port Lincoln and Pinnaroo will re-open?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Wonder whether Port Lincoln and Pinnaroo will re-open?
hbedriver
One can only hope that common sense prevails and they re-open but that would require Viterra to want to do it for a start

Not to mention that they may have signed long term trucking contracts to haul the harvest
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Wonder whether Port Lincoln and Pinnaroo will re-open?
hbedriver
How close to Pinarroo AWB did the Murrayville line standardisation get?

If there is a view to create port competition for grain in Western Vic/Eastern SA, completing that link would be the way to do it.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Wonder whether Port Lincoln and Pinnaroo will re-open?
How close to Pinarroo AWB did the Murrayville line standardisation get?

If there is a view to create port competition for grain in Western Vic/Eastern SA, completing that link would be the way to do it.
james.au

Just past Murrayville, so the gap is 22km

Unfortunately the ridiculousness of state borders still impacts such thinking re port competition.

Resurrecting any of these lines is a long shot, but never say never. It partly depends on whether Aurizon intend to take over the lease on these lines. They must already have some idea of their intentions, as must the SA Government, as this would have to have been discussed as part of their due diligence prior to the sale agreement.

Time someone asked the question in the SA Parliament?
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Don’t look at me. Surprisingly as it may be, I’m not actually a Member of the SA Parliament. Nor am I likely to be in the foreseeable future
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Don’t look at me. Surprisingly as it may be, I’m not actually a Member of the SA Parliament. Nor am I likely to be in the foreseeable future
hbedriver

It was a generalisation.

And in case anyone was left wondering, the question I'm suggesting needs to be asked is not whether Pinnaroo or EP will re-open, but what Aurizon is going to do with the lease over SA regional lines. Logic dictates they must know - you don't buy a business for $2bn plus that has some dodgy lease as part of the transaction.

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