Get ready for a major annoucement here!
Hearing rumors from a couple of sources that a major contract is to be announced in the next few days.
If it is true it will lead to jobs for both drivers and new trainee drivers.
Maybe I am too cynical but one way of gaining a monopoly control is by taking over your oppostion. For a cashed up operation like Toll (now Asciano) FA was small change.No you a correct I was being sarcastic about PN. It just hurts to see a big company come in a buy a business with no intention to improve it- just own it so no one else can. Then they set about slowly destroying the business buy driving customers away and then saying "oh we have to shut this line down because we have no more customers and we can't compete with road". The situation in Wodonga is a good example "we don't need the yard at Bandiana we'll build a new one south of Wodonga miles from town" I mean whats the point the customers are just going to say stuff rail "keep on driving to Melb truck driver". I was told that the log traffic is going to disappear too because its too much of a risk "as the logs might fall off". This is the sort of attitude to customers the rail industry can honestly do without.
Also I believe Toll don't want to invest in rail infrastructure (remember Tasmania, Mildura etc) because if you look at the 2005/2006 financial results, PN represent less than 30% of the groups revenue earnings.
They want to invest in the main game which is unfortunately road and shipping.
Nutbag you are talking smeg. No company is going to purchase an asset and then destroy it. What is happening is that small operators are picking up the business a big operator like PN is not interested in. Whats wrong with that?
Nutbag you are talking smeg. No company is going to purchase an asset and then destroy it. What is happening is that small operators are picking up the business a big operator like PN is not interested in. Whats wrong with that?Right so what is PN doing in victoria then? They certainly aren't improving the assets or infrastructure are they. I'm quite sure many people on here could write lists of traffic PN has lost fuel, logs, containers, grain, etc. So where are the small operators picking up the traffic in vic? SSR is gone El Z is the only one having a go at it. Give it another couple of years and victoria will have bugger all regional freight because PN don't give a rats @rse. They are destroying the business so the can use the assets locos, wagons etc elsewhere on the interstate corridors.
has Southern shorthaul gone or have they joined forces with someone else? Also hasnt South spur some how connected to CFCLA which is connected to Southern shorthaul?
Sorry, I stand corrected I was told that SSR had pulled up stumps and El Z was doing all the work trains.has Southern shorthaul gone or have they joined forces with someone else? Also hasnt South spur some how connected to CFCLA which is connected to Southern shorthaul?
Southern Shorthaul are still around, indeed they are currently running ballast trains on the Eastern line at the moment.
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