Kewdale Freight Terminal
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|Kewdale Freight Terminal|
Pacific National yard, Kewdale Freight Terminal
|Location||Kewdale, Western Australia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Rail gauge||Standard gauge|
Users of Kewdale Freight Terminal
- Pacific National yard and depot
- Great Southern Railways provisioning
- Transwa Prospector depot - opened April 2005.
- BP Fuel siding
- Sadliers Transport siding
- Country Carriers siding
- BlueScope Steel yard - moved to new facility in Forrestfield late 2005.
All rail freight in and out of this terminal is moved on a single standard gauge track which crosses Daddow Road, and this level crossing has become a congestion headache for road users in the industrial area. In November 2005 the Federal Government announced A$11.5 million for the construction of an overpass at the level crossing.
Numerous rail operators including Pacific National, Australian Railroad Group, Transwa and South Spur Rail Services share common sections of the yard which can also lead to congestion. Apart from the departure road, the yard is unsignalled. Track occupation of the common sections - north service road, eastern diagonal, and western diagonal - is manually managed by radio communications with WestNet Rail Eastern Train Control.
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