THE first train service at the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal at Dooen has marked a new era for Wimmera transport.
Terminal operator Wimmera Container Line unloaded and reloaded the first train at the site yesterday, which will provide a central location for grain handling and export processes and will improve access to grain ports.
Last Train to the Horsham Railway Station Terminal
The last train to operate to and from the Horsham railway station container terminal, before the Wimmera Container Lines move their operations to the new WIFT at Dooen, ran on Fri.7.Sept and was hauled by SCT's locomotive CSR001. - Sun 9 Sept 2012
WIFT Opening and First Train
Coinciding with the official opening of the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal (WIFT) today, the first train into the complex was a test train from Horsham hauled by CSR005 around midday. - Wed 8th August 2012
Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal will be officially opened on August 8 with three tiers of government in attendance.
An article, which does not appear on line, from the Wimmera Mail-Times on Wednesday the 27th of June, indicates that the opening of the WIFT has been postponed until August 8 as the original date (June 28) clashed with a sitting of Federal Parliament which would have prevented some politicians from attending.
The article also notes that a rail safety company has been engaged to undertake testing of the rail component of the site including the ’tracks, switch gear, electronics and the railway crossings on roads’ and that after approval from railway authorities the commissioning is anticipated to occur on the weekend of July 7 and 8.’
Wimmera Container Lines, who have a 30 year lease, hope to take over operations on the site at the end of July.
More lighting needed at new freight hub Dimboola Courier - Wednesday 18th April 2012
A new rail-freight provider has called for additional infrastructure to be installed at the yet to be completed Wimmera Regional Intermodal Freight Hub at Dooen. - Read More...
Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal will officially open at Dooen on June 28.
Horsham Rural City councillor Bernard Gross said the project was almost completed.
“I’m happy to say the lights at the terminal did go on after the last council meeting and the whole sky lit up just for a few moments,” Cr Gross said. “It is hoped work will be completed by the last week of this month or the first week of April.”
“The opening of the freight hub will be on June 28 and the date is already in the diaries of many politicians who hope to be present at that event.”
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$10-million grain site for Dooen
VITERRA will build a $10-million grain receival site at Dooen alongside the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal.
The Canadian-owned company, which already has its Wimmera base at Dooen, announced on Wednesday afternoon it would expand its facility to include a 200,000-tonne storage capability....
Wimmera Intermodal Freight Hub Construction Begins
Contruction of the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Hub at Dooen has started, as explained in the following article from the Wimmera Mail Times.
Full steam ahead for $16.7-million freight terminal
CONSTRUCTION of the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal has started following an official sod-turning ceremony yesterday.
Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty turned the earth with an historic spade, first used on July 26, 1878, to turn the first sod for the Horsham railway.
Horsham Mayor Michael Ryan joined Mr Delahunty at the project site near Dooen, along with a gathering of more than 50 people including government representatives, councillors from throughout the region, project contractors, nearby residents and media....