Start of Aurizon's Enfield intermodal operations looms


The new site to benefit to interstate customers with improved operating hours and better connectivity

Start of Aurizon's Enfield intermodal operations looms
The new Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre is located 18 kilometres from Port Botany.

 

Rail freight operator Aurizon will begin operations at its new western Sydney-based Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC) from May 9.

The company expects the relocation of its intermodal freight business from Yennora to Enfield will allow expansion of its service offerings for interstate clients and support the plan for a port shuttle service in the future.

"At Enfield in western Sydney, we are creating a new Aurizon intermodal hub with greater competitiveness, productivity and safety," Aurizon executive vice president Mauro Neves says.

"The site supports longer trains, improved scheduling and cycle times, and less train shunting.

"It means faster transit time on the Melbourne, Brisbane and north Queensland corridors and gives us an opportunity to target increased volumes for both north-south and east-west interstate operations.

"This move is a genuine investment in our customers and signals to the intermodal market that Aurizon is in this business for the long haul and is in growth mode."

The company says the new 60ha site is 18km from Port Botany on a dedicated freight line and with direct access to the interstate mainline corridor.

The site is in close proximity to the M4 and M5 motorways.

The site includes an intermodal terminal, warehousing and buildings with vacant land for the development of rail related warehousing, freight forwarding, import-export, transport and distribution facilities.

The company says the new site will offer interstate customers benefits including better operating hours, reduced transit times for container movements between many locations, and an additional weekly service between Melbourne and Sydney on Fridays.

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