Intermodal terminal for Moorebank?

 
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
The picture refers to IMEX, which by eliminating interstate from the equation as that is referred to separately, presumably leaves it to mean to facilitate the trip trains from the port. What does IMEX mean though - Intermodal Exchange?

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  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
The picture refers to IMEX, which by eliminating interstate from the equation as that is referred to separately, presumably leaves it to mean to facilitate the trip trains from the port. What does IMEX mean though - Intermodal Exchange?
"biqua"


According to: http://www.finance.gov.au/property/property/moorebank-intermodal-freight-terminal/ IMEX means:

"The import-export (IMEX) or port shuttle terminal container market"

Since there is customs there as well, I presume the intention is to for the containers to be clearing customs at Moorebank rather than the port.

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  a6et Minister for Railways

The picture refers to IMEX, which by eliminating interstate from the equation as that is referred to separately, presumably leaves it to mean to facilitate the trip trains from the port. What does IMEX mean though - Intermodal Exchange?
"biqua"


According to: http://www.finance.gov.au/property/property/moorebank-intermodal-freight-terminal/ IMEX means:

"The import-export (IMEX) or port shuttle terminal container market"

Since there is customs there as well, I presume the intention is to for the containers to be clearing customs at Moorebank rather than the port.

cheers
"arctic"


Not sure if it will take over from the ports customs checks, but more possibly another one that may well help speed up the clearing of the boxes as well as perhaps more screening of them for illegal contents, on both scores it would be a great idea, although depending on who is in power in Sydney & Canberra at the time might influence that in regard to staff numbers, as both would want the bottom line in staff only.
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
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  cootanee Chief Commissioner

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Here is hopefully a clearer diagram:
http://www.finance.gov.au/property/property/moorebank-intermodal-freight-terminal/images/concept-plan-drawing-fullsize.gif
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arctic
The ABC TV1 News of 01 Oct 2013 had a report about the new Moorebank Terminal impacting on:
* The Art Museum in the old Casula PowerHouse
* wildlife in the river which may not be able any longer to get from the South Side of the new rail bridges to the North side
* 2000m long trains.

In the map, Casula station is more or less right under the words "Casula" on the map.

Presumably there is access via footbridge from all platforms over the SSFL to the museum. What about road access and museum parking?

That said, except for the mainline triangle, and bridges over the river, everything else is on the eastern side of the river.

The unloading sidings are all straight, which suits the travelling overhead container cranes, but other tracks are tightly curved to fit in the available space.

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