VicTrack’s management of Dynon rail freight terminal

VicTrack currently operates three core services, Telecommunications, Property and Project Delivery. As part of the Property Group, the Logistics and Transport business unit owns and manages a number of rail track assets, including intermodal terminals, common-user sidings and maintenance facilities. The most significant rail freight asset currently owned by VicTrack is the Dynon Rail Freight Terminal (DRFT) which is an open-access, intermodal terminal located on Dynon Road, West Melbourne. Open-access provisions apply to rail and road freight operations into and out of the terminal. By having assured access to intermodal terminal facilities, freight and logistics companies, large and small, can have a level of confidence when planning their future operations and investments. Open access arrangements for rail freight lines in Victoria, including the DRFT, are secured through the Freight Network Declaration Order and Victorian Rail Access Regime administered by the Essential Services Commission Victoria (ESCV). VicTrack’s Board has recently endorsed the implementation of a five-year business plan for DRFT1. The plan incorporated an external study2, which investigated and analysed the Victorian freight market to identify the segments where a modal shift from road to rail could be encouraged on a commercially sustainable basis. The key learnings from that study are highlighted in this paper.

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  • Pagination: 19p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2015, doing it smarter. People, power, performance, 24-26 November 2015, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01601951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 9:46AM