Spending agreed on Northern Sydney Freight Corridor

Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell have repeated the pledge that “200,000 trucks a year” will leave the state’s roads by 2016, once the 160 km Northern Sydney Freight Corridor upgrade is complete. The statements came as the two men jointly announced the signing of an intergovernmental spending agreement worth nearly $1.1 billion that they expect to also improve the reliability of passenger trains through better coordination with freight trains. The Southern Sydney Freight Corridor upgrade, between Macarthur and Sefton, is due in 2013.
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