We need to start planning now for a growth in Australia’s population to an estimated 45 million people by 2070. With population growth will come an exponential growth in the freight task.
We need smart cities and infrastructure and part of the solution needs to be rail freight. The freight requirement is expected to double by 2035 and triple by 2050.
Rail freight has advantages over other modes of transport – it’s safer, greener, cost effective and can reduce passenger congestion.
jobs in Australia
more carbon pollution than rail freight per tonne kilometre
to the Australian economy
cars during peak hour
B-double trucks moving freight
more per tonne kilometre for road than rail