Towards rail freight profitability: a Tasmanian case study

This paper is divided into two parts. Part A discusses past operating statistics and financial performance of rail freight systems in Australia and reviews some recent developments designed to achieve profitability in that sector of the rail industry. Part A also highlights the increasing focus on customer service improvements; a shift towards the use of increased train sizes; the increasing use of unit trains for intermodal container traffic; improvements in track standards through innovative technology; improvements in wagon and locomotive performance; and improvements in intermodal terminal operations. Part B deals with the past performance of the small freight rail system in Tasmania, AN TASRAIL, and its future prospects.

  • Authors:
    • Ferreira, L
    • Otway, N
  • Publication Date: 1992-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 92-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01434280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:11PM