Keeping the lights on in South Australia

Flinders Power is the owner and operator of the coal fired Northern Power Stations at Port Augusta providing base load power to South Australia. In 1999 FreightCorp commenced a ten year contract with Flinders Power for the haulage of coal from its Leigh Creek Coalfield to Port Augusta. This was FreightCorp's first stand alone interstate venture and it gave the Corporation the opportunity to break out from some of the traditional moulds. The operation is sleek in terms of staff and equipment and attention has been focussed on optimising the operation to minimise costs to FreightCorp and in turn to Flinders Power. The successful introduction of this operation is a clear demonstration of the ability of the rail industry to meet and even exceed the expectations of customers while operating in a competitive environment.

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  • Pagination: 8p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Railway technology for the 21st century: CORE 2000: conference on railway engineering, May 21-23 2000, Glenelg, South Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:52AM