SCT hails Penfield intermodal hub expansion

Rail terminal opening marks significant expansion at site north of Adelaide

SCT hails Penfield intermodal hub expansion
ARA chief Bryan Nye, Playford mayor Glenn Docherty and SCT Group managing director Geoff Smith.


SCT Group is celebrating the official opening of one of South Australia’s more important intermodal developments, the expansion of the SCT Penfield Rail Freight Centre.

Federal Government and national rail dignitaries joined other stakeholders to mark the intermodal rail terminal’s opening in Adelaide’s north.

SCT says the intermodal rail hub is a benchmark within the group in terms of logistics, design, layout and ultimately, service capability and offering.

It brings SCT’s investment in Penfield to $150 million and will enable the precinct to further expand and cater for increased state import and export freight movements, with daily rail shuttles from Penfield to the Port of Adelaide.

"From an industry perspective we are providing cost effective logistics solutions to a number of South Australia's industry sectors including wine, agriculture and food production," SCT Group managing director Geoff Smith says.

"We are pleased to have been able to develop this state of the art terminal with assistance from the Federal Government through its Regional Development Application Fund."

The site is already home to the SCT Logistics Rail Freight Terminal, SBR Locomotive Provisioning Facility, the CUB distribution centre and the recently completed 22,500 sq m Treasury Wine Estates temperature controlled distribution centre.

Recent investment has provided:

  • an 800 metre by 40 metre foot print, it has increased Container Handling ability; capable of holding up to 1,200 TEU
  • 48 reefer points for refrigerated container temperature control capability
  • Additional rail track infrastructure bringing the total length of track on site to 12km
  • improved local road infrastructure to facilitate B-double truck access
  • Service Infrastructure upgrades, including electrical substation, fibre optic cable relocation and additional protection for the Epic gas pipeline
  • Storm water drainage infrastructure including provision for the City of Playford’s Future Storm Water Drainage strategy.

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