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Mill Street Terminal: Qube to leave
Wimmera Mail-Times Online - Monday 28th October 2013

QUBE Logistics will vacate Horshamís Mill Street Terminal site by the end of the month.

The business will move to a road-based freight centre at Dooen.

Qube Logistics began operations at the Mill Street site in November last year, despite plans for the freight terminal to be decommissioned.

Horsham North residents have been pushing for the terminalís closure since the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal opened at Dooen last year.

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Horsham freight terminal will be terminated
Wimmera Mail-Times Online - Friday 6th September 2013

HORSHAM North residents have breathed a sigh of relief after state and federal rail authorities confirmed the Horsham Freight Terminal would be free from rail freight operations by November.

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Horsham North residents ask for Mill Street freight terminal closure commitment
Monday 15th April 2013

HORSHAM North Residents Committee wants a written commitment from Transport Minister Terry Mulder that he will close the Mill Street freight terminal in November

Qube Logistics began leasing the terminal last November after Wimmera Container Line moved to the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal at Dooen.

The move angered Horsham North residents, who believed the city terminal was being decommissioned.

Terminal future awaits Qube
- Friday 8th February 2013

TRANSPORT Minister Terry Mulder has opened the door for Horsham rail freight terminal to be decommissioned after Qube Logistics vacates the site. . . .

Qube looks to extend rail lease at Horsham's freight terminal
- Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Qube Logistics could continue operating from Horsham's freight terminal until April after applying for a lease extension . . .

Wimmera rail freight companies continue talks
- Wednesday 9th January 2013

NEGOTIATIONS between Wimmera Container Line and Qube Logisitics for both companies to operate out of the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal will continue this year. . .

Horsham residents threaten freight terminal blockade
- Friday 14th December 2012

HORSHAM North residents have considered blocking the gates to Horsham's rail freight terminal in a bid to have the Mill Street site decommissioned....

Horsham freight "a complicated mess"
- Monday 3rd December 2012

Federal Member for Mallee John Forest feels let down by Qube Logistics being able to secure a lease for Horsham's Mill Street Freight terminal...

Terminal pressure at Horsham
- Friday 30th November 2012

HORSHAM Rural City Council wants the State Government to terminate Qube Logistic's lease of the Horsham rail freight terminal in Mill Street.

Freight in Horsham "short term"
- Wednesday 14th November 2012

Qube Logistics has assured Horsham Rural City councillors that its operations at Mill Street's rail freight terminal are a short-term solution...

Forrest takes Horsham freight battle to the Minister
- Monday 12th November 2012

Member for Mallee John Forrest has expressed his dismay at the possibility of rail freight returning to the Horsham central business district.

Freight limits for Horsham
- Wednesday 7th November 2012

Horsham Rural City councillors have unanimously voted to refuse any applications for overmass permits at Horsham North's Mill Street rail freight terminal.

QUBE's new Horsham Goods Service Commences

QUBE Logistics commenced their new intermodal service between Horsham and Melbourne at the end of October.

The first train departed Melbourne on the evening of Wed.31.10 consisting of GL105 hauling 23 container wagons, and the trains operate with ARTC train numbers 9719V and 7920V.

Unlike the SCT hauled trains that now service the new Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal (WIFT) at Dooen, QUBE have taken over the former Wimmera Container Line's terminal at the Horsham railway yards, which has caused some issues with local residents and City councillors who believed that the site in the middle of the city would no longer be used for this purpose.

SCT continue to service the WIFT with their daily services which are currently hauled by a single CSR class locomotive. - Fri 2 Nov 2012

Horsham rail terminal will be used
- Friday 2nd November 2012

HORSHAM Rural City Council will meet Melbourne-based container logistics company Qube to discuss operations at the Horsham rail freight terminal.

Freight move upsets Horsham leaders
- Wednesday 31st October 2012

Horsham residents have voiced their shock and disappointment at the prospect of rail freight returning to the city.

The third weekend of April (Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st) saw the unique occurance of three trains, run by three different operators, serviceing the Wimmera Container Lines terminal at Horsham.

New operator to this service, SCT, ran their train with CSR006, the regular QUBE service was hauled by S311, 8037 and 8030 and one of the irregular trip run by El Zorro had EL54 and S300 up front. - Sun 23 Apr 2012

The first Horsham goods service to be run by SCT departed Melbourne on the evening of Wed.18.4 and returned to Melbourne late the follwoing afternoon. The train consisted of nine container wagons and as expected it was hauled by locomotive CSR006 (SCT).

It would appear that for the moment at least two operators will be servicing this location as QUBE also ran their train to Horsham on the same day, hauled by S311 (CFCLA) and 8030 (QUBE) - Thurs 19 Apr 2012

The rumours of a new operator on the Horsham rail freight service strengthened from Tues.27.3 when SCT ran one of their new Chinese-built CSR class locomotives, CSR006, light engine from Melbourne to Dimboola and back to stable at Horsham for crew familiarisation purposes. The locomotive then returned to Melbourne, still light engine, early the next morning.

This pattern has been repeated on the three following Tuesdays - the 3rd, 10th and 17th of April - and there was an additional return trip which departed Melbourne on the evening of Wed.11.4 and returned from the west the following afternoon.

It is anticipated that SCT will start servicing the Wimmera Container Lines terminal at Horsham as early as next month although it is unclear if this is in addition to the current QUBE service which operates six days per week or will replace QUBE and the sole operator. - Wed 18 Apr 2012

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