$120m allocated to improve Port Botany rail capacity
By Tom O'Sullivan on 04 December 2018
With works beginning sometime next year, NSW Ports is set to invest $120 million to boost rail capacity at Port Botany’s terminals.
Stage 1 involves Patrick’s terminal and other stages aiming to provide an outcome in line with Port master plan. In addition, the project targets to double rail capacity from 750,000 for 1.5 million TEU containers, reduce truck kilometres travelled in Sydney and diminish the truck movements around the airport, when fully operational.
The initial works will commence at the Patrick facility but will eventually include all three stevedoring terminals at Port Botany. During the construction period, rail operations at Patrick are expected to continue.
Work will begin next year and is set for completion by 2023.
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