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Kewdale Intermodal Rail Supply Chain

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:September 2013 - July 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$37,998,036
Australian Government Contribution:$18,999,018
Local Council/Shire:City of Cockburn,City of Fremantle
State:WA
Corridor:Perth Urban

Project Description

The project is a component of the larger Perth Urban Transport and Freight Corridor (PUTFC) which involves upgrades to Perth Urban Transport Freight Corridor. The project provides:

  1. a passing loop in the long single line section at Spearwood; and
  2. the second stage of the North Quay rail terminal.

The scoping and development phase conducted studies to inform site selection, design and construction of the three original components of the project. The third component was a proposed additional port-shuttle intermodal terminal (IMT) at Kewdale. The IMT is no longer required as the port rail operator is able to support the predicted increase of intermodal container traffic to and from the Port of Fremantle at its existing facility.

Benefits

To reduce reliance on heavy road freight vehicles by using rail more efficiently to move goods around the metropolitan area particuarly between inland hubs and the Port of Fremantle. The project provides intermodal freight services for the receipt of inter- and intra-state containerised and bulk freight, and international and interstate containerised sea freight.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $18,999,018 for this project, with the West Australian Government committing $18,999,018.

Timetable

Construction commenced in September 2013 and was completed in July 2014.

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Project details last updated: 11/12/2014