Kealy: Labor has destroyed rail freight

Labor’s failure to manage infrastructure projects has claimed another casualty, with the speed limit on the Maroona-Portland rail freight line being halved from 80km/h to 40km/h due to the track’s poor condition. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), which leases the 170-kilometre rail freight line from the Victorian Government, has made the decision to reduce…

Sunshine Station missing link signals dark days for regional travellers

North-east Victorians will never have access to Melbourne’s Airport Rail link if crucial upgrades are ignored in the Sunshine Station Masterplan. Despite the Masterplan still being at the consultation phase, the Andrews Labor Government has unilaterally decided it doesn’t plan to reinstate a standard gauge platform at Sunshine. The upgrade is a crucial missing link…

Murray Basin Rail clocks up five years of delays – so far: VAGO

New official data on the performance of Victoria’s major projects has slammed poorly managed upgrades to north-west Victoria’s freight rail network that are now five years overdue. According to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), the Murray Basin Rail Project, which originally planned to deliver transformational upgrades to freight lines including Mildura, Sea Lake and Manangatang,…