Freight train heading to New South Wales arrives on Sydney rail network
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Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan says a freight train bound for Melbourne will depart Melbourne on Saturday morning.
Key points:The train will be arriving in Sydney’s CBD on SaturdayThe train’s first stop will be in New South and the next will be on the Gold Coast.
It is expected to arrive in Sydney on SaturdayNightly updates from the Department of Transport will be posted on its website.
Transport Minister Stephen Mulholland says the freight train will leave Melbourne’s CBD at 4:00am.
He says the train will make a full stop at Sydney’s Gold Coast at 5:00pm, and will then return to Melbourne.
He said it was “a very significant step” in the Government’s plans to expand the freight industry, and would help boost Australia’s economy.
“We’ve got to ensure that we have a high-quality, reliable and affordable freight service, so that people can travel from the heartland of Australia to the far-flung regions of New South Walsham and beyond,” Mr Mulhollsaid.
The freight train’s maiden voyage from Melbourne to Sydney will take place on Saturday.
Mr Mullighans statement comes as he announced that the Government is working on a major expansion of the Sydney rail industry, including an investment in the Goldcoast rail corridor.
“The Government will build the GoldCoast rail line from Gold Coast to the Goldfields to help grow the economy,” Mr Mullighanksaid.
“There will be high-speed trains, new train stations and a railway that will make the trip from the Gold Fields to Melbourne a lot easier and cheaper.”
Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan says a freight train bound for Melbourne will depart Melbourne on Saturday morning.Key points:The train will…
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