Monarto South To Appamurra

 
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

I have actually spoken to DTEI about the cost of rebuilding lines when I was inquiring about the track up to Riverton last year (when I was living there), and it starts at about $1 million per kilometre for basic renewal where only sleepers, ballast, etc. need work....
"craigd"

Believe that and you'll believe anything Laughing

Basic rehab would be 20-25% of those quoted costs.
"bingley hall"


Exactly..... we were building Pilbara heavy haul railways in late 2007 for under $2m per kilometre with everything (earthworks, track, signalling, etc) for Rio Tinto, Bing's comments on cost are spot on.......

Trust me - when dealing with government departments, their costings are well above what the contractor will do it for, by a large factor...... My current job is working for a government department by being seconded from a private contractor, and the money being discussed would gold plate every turd from here to the east coast.....   Laughing

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  stuart Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide SA
Does G&W still actually own the Appamurra line?
The same question could also be asked of all BG lines north of Roseworthy.
Regards
Stuart Maier
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Does G&W still actually own the Appamurra line?
The same question could also be asked of all BG lines north of Roseworthy.
Regards
Stuart Maier
"stuart"


At this time yes they do. But probably not for much longer now that they have bigger fish to fry.
  Peter_J Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
If people had attended the Adelaide Hills Rail History Tour last weekend ( 29 Jan )that was posted on this board, we went out as far as Murray Bridge and also visited parts of the Appamurra Line.
  t320 Junior Train Controller

I will put my five cents worth in , how can ROAD transport be cheaper than rail, when a b double costs 400k plus rego ,insurance ,fuel, wages ,etc someone in the rail industry is not on this planet.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
The person getting something transported does not need to own a truck you just pay someone to cart it for a set fee. Most trucks and trucking company's will do it for minimum profit but rail will charge higher fee's because of overheads.

Actually the fuel and wages are about the only two revelant things, the rest including purchase price has nothing really to do with the actual cost of the transport of something for a customer.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I will put my five cents worth in , how can ROAD transport be cheaper than rail, when a b double costs 400k plus rego ,insurance ,fuel, wages ,etc someone in the rail industry is not on this planet.
"t320"


Well for starters, whats the access fee to the DIRN Adelaide to Melbourne, then compare that to the access fee a truck would pay to drive down route 8.
  tractorshunter Junior Train Controller

Location: Radiator Springs
If I may add my 50 cents here. Take note of where the grain industry has been spending on new storage in the past 15 years. In the early 90's SACBH set up a "strategic site committee" to quantify and establish the best location for upgrading and/or constructing new receival sites.

It's mainly been on the main north/south interstate rail corridor. AWB entered the storage &