The first freight train for Crawfords Freightlines arrived at Werris Creek on Wednesday 12th June, carrying 52 FEU, signalling the unofficial opening of the Werris Creek Intermodal Hub.
The freight terminal was built in 7 months, an achievement that couldn’t have succeeded without the assistance and commitment of Liverpool Plains Shire Council and ARTC (Australian Rail and Track Corporation).
Crawfords Freightlines will initially have 3-4 900m train services each week out of Werris Creek. These will be travelling to Newcastle or Port Botany in Sydney, transporting a total of 6-8,000 tonnes each week. The services will then be able to link up to our Goulburn service if required. The Forestry Corporation of NSW was the first rail customer at Werris Creek. Timber was transported into the yard by truck, packed into containers, and then railed to Port Botany ready for shipping overseas.
The Werris Creek Intermodal Hub is an open access facility. We welcome discussions with other freight companies on the use of the terminal.
Our new freight terminal is currently employing 25 people with over half of these local and with more expected to be employed in the future. It is also having flow on effects on the local economy with accommodation bookings and other services increasing.
The official opening of the Werris Creek Intermodal Hub is expected to occur in July.
Prime 7 News link – https://www.prime7.com.au/news/9162-werris-creek-freight-terminal