Australia runs the world’s the heaviest and longest heavy haul trains, with axle loads of 40 tonnes and train lengths of 2.5 km or more.
It is implementing world firsts for heavy haul rail, including train control centres located more than 1800km from the train networks, driverless trains which operate 24 hours a day, every day, and fully automated maintenance facilities.
Our ground-breaking and world-leading rail infrastructure and operations continue to underpin the success and efficiency of the resources sector.
In this infographic*, we look at some of the key strengths of Australia’s heavy haul, intermodal and freight rail industry.
* Information source: Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Australia – Australian Trade Commission