It play an important role in easing the transport burden on the ports and neighbouring areas. They are also essential if rail is to increase its role in the freight transport and distribution system.
A range of initiatives that seek to increase the volume of freight carried on rail, focuses on Victoria’s three rail markets.
- Interstate, mainly inter-capital city freight, which operates over long distances on the ARTC standard-gauge network
- Regional, mainly export trade from regional Victoria and southern NSW, which generally operates over shorter distances on the V/Line controlled broad-gauge network although also uses the southern NSW regional rail network to get to the Port of Melbourne
- Metropolitan port-rail shuttles, which is a prospective market for rail and is currently handled almost exclusively by trucks on the arterial road network.
Metropolitan terminal locations
|South Dynon||Pacific National|
|West Swanson Dock||DP World|
|Victoria Dock||Qube Logistics|
Regional terminal locations
(start date to be confirmed)
|Tocumwal||Gray's Container Terminal|
|Warrnambool (Dennington)||Seaway Intermodal|