Our Heritage

1855

NSW Government Railways (NSWGR) commences operations.

1912

Commonwealth Railways formed to build out the national rail network of Australia.

1975

Australian National Railways (ANR) formed to take over the assets and operations of Commonwealth Railways.

1992

National Rail formed take over the interstate assets & operations of ANR.

1996

FreightCorp formed to take over the freight rail operations of NSW Railways.

2002

Pacific National, a joint venture between Toll and Patrick Corporation, acquires National Rail and FreightCorp from the Federal, Victoria and NSW Governments.

2004

Pacific National acquire Freight Australia.

2005

Pacific National becomes the first non-government entity operating in Queensland.

2007

Pacific National and Patrick Ports separate from Toll to form the Asciano Group.

2009

Pacific National enters the Queensland coal market.

2016

Pacific National separated from Patrick and set up as a standalone company under new ownership.

2017

Pacific National announces significant investment in Parkes Logistics Terminal in regional New South Wales.

2018

Australia's Transport and Infrastructure Council commits to developing a 20-year national Freight and Supply Chain Strategy that delivers an integrated national approach..

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