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Train link fails trade test

September 23, 2018
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The $1.3 billion Adelaide-to-Darwin railway lost its first major customer and 10 per cent of its core freight business yesterday, as its operator revealed that just 989 international containers — the equivalent of less than half a freight ship — had crossed Darwin’s wharves after using the 3000km rail link. (The Australian — 26 February, 2005)
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The operator of the $1.3billion Adelaide-Darwin railway has defended its trade performance, saying it was “still in ramp-up mode” after revelations that only 989 containers had crossed the Port of Darwin since the rail link opened for business. (The Australian — 28 February, 2005)
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Bruce Hampson may have pulled the plug yesterday but the Northline freight boss made up his mind about the $1.3billion Adelaide-to-Darwin railway link last September. (The Australian — 26 February, 2005)
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A major customer of the Adelaide-to-Darwin rail service says it is reverting most of its rail freight to road transport because it provides greater flexibility Freight forwarder Northline had an ag (ABC News — 25 February, 2005)
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Northern Territory Chief Minister Clare Martin says a portrayal of the Adelaide-to-Darwin freight line as a white elephant is a slanted interpretation of the facts A national newspaper described th (ABC News — 28 February, 2005)
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The operator of the Adelaide-to-Darwin railway has defended its trade performance saying it is still in ramp up mode A national newspaper report has revealed that only 989 containers have crossed (ABC News — 28 February, 2005)
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The Northern Territory Opposition says the decision by a freight forwarder to revert most of its rail freight back to road transport should ring alarm bells for the government Northline had an agre (ABC News — 25 February, 2005)
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The Northern Territory Opposition says the Government has not done enough to ensure public investment in the Adelaide-to-Darwin railway was money well spent NT Opposition Leader Denis Burke says th (ABC News — 27 February, 2005)
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