Yeah but all built buy rail operators as part of an integrated solution, not as an open access terminal.
Yeah but it shouldn't be government's responsibility to build terminals i think. Especially if there is no demand. What would be worse, an unbuilt terminal that could exist, or a built terminal that has no demand (Ie white elephant)??
The SCT and Horsham experience proves to me that inland terminals work. Consider Fletchers at Dubbo and Albury Terminal. All busy.
The problem appears to be the "governement" (either party) has lost the plot entirely. The Logistcs centre wanted rail access to there site from almost when it was built. In fact its one of the reasons why the centre was sited where it is. The state did nothing for many years and appears to have left it almost entirely to a private concern, so one cannot blame them for making it a closed shop.
Given that an intergrated terminal is working well serving an area of not very high levels of population, one will surely see more of these from forward thinking companies like SCT.