The Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub will be located next to the current Katherine Railway Terminal, and with the projected increase in freight, the passenger terminal will need to be moved to a separate rail loop to the northern side of the rail line.
The new terminal will be moved to the north of the current location freeing up space for more freight sidings and terminal space.
Currently, passenger rail services to Katherine are provided by The Ghan, which stop twice a week. The tender documents indicate that this may increase to three times a week in future. Passenger trains use the same rail loop as freight services on the line and passenger trains extend into the freight operations area, necessitating the need for a new terminal and loop solely for passenger trains.
The Ghan timetable might we see a change with an additional service?
Freight on rail should have made a much bigger impact than it has on the north south corridor. Is GWA really the right company to be running this line or should the infrastucture be purchased by the commonwealth via ARTC and opened to all operators.
RFQ released for concept design of passenger terminal in Katherine, NT