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Improving efficiencies in the rail freight network

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Simon Ormsby, Executive General Manager Strategy & Growth, ARTC delivered this presentation at the 2012 Ausintermodal conference. For more information on the annual event, please visit the website …

Simon Ormsby, Executive General Manager Strategy & Growth, ARTC delivered this presentation at the 2012 Ausintermodal conference. For more information on the annual event, please visit the website http://bit.ly/18MD4XM

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  • 1. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN AusIntermodal 2012 Improving Efficiencies in the Rail Freight Network Enter name Enter job title Simon Ormsby Executive GM Strategy & Growth October 2012
  • 2. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN • ARTC established in 1998 to coordinate the national rail network • Corporations Law Company with 100% of shares owned by the Australian Government • Owns or leases over 8,500 route km of track on an open access basis • Projected $700 million operating revenue in 2012-13 • Investment program of $5.5 billion since 2005 • Does not receive recurrent funding from Government • Has received equity and grant funding for specified works programs • Regulated by the ACCC through voluntary access undertakings - Ensures fairness and transparency ARTC Background 2
  • 3. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN ARTC Background 3
  • 4. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN 1. Establishing a National Network 2. Delivering Network Productivity 3. Future Developments Items to Cover 4
  • 5. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Interstate Network access arrangement in 1998 Establishing a National Network 5 Melbourne Sydney Adelaide Perth Brisbane –
  • 6. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN South Australia and Western Australia • 1998 - Interstate track in South Australia and to Kalgoorlie • 2000 - Wholesale agreement covering Kalgoorlie-Perth interstate network • 2008 - Dedicated freight connection from Interstate network to Outer Harbour (Adelaide) Victoria • 1999 – 15 year lease of the interstate standard gauge network in Victoria • 2000 - Dedicated dual gauge connection from Interstate network to Port of Melbourne • 2008 – 45 year extension of Victorian lease • 2008 – Lease extended to include 2nd track Seymour to Albury and connection from Interstate network to Portland Establishing a National Network
  • 7. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Establishing a National Network New South Wales and Queensland • 2004 – 60 year lease of the NSW interstate and Hunter Valley networks • 2009 – 60 year lease from NSW/Qld border to Brisbane (Acacia Ridge) • 2010 – NSW Lease extended to include Port Botany rail facilities • 2011 – NSW Lease extended to include network from Werris Creek to Narrabri / North Star • 2011 – Australian Government announcement of initial preparatory works for Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Route • 2012 – Lease extended to include dedicated freight corridors in Sydney from Enfield to Port Botany • 2013 – Projected completion of Southern Sydney Freight Line to provide dedicated freight corridor from Campbelltown to Enfield • 2013 – Projected completion of Wholesale arrangements for future freight traffic between Enfield and Newcastle
  • 8. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Interstate Network access arrangement from 2013 Note : ARTC management including SSFL, Perth to Kalgoorlie wholesale agreement and North Sydney future freight access agreement from 2015 (in development) Establishing a National Network 8 Melbourne Sydney Adelaide Perth Brisbane –
  • 9. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Delivering Network Productivity 9 General freight and passenger network that is critical to a number of economically significant supply chains • Intercapital domestic freight • Bulk export chains – grain and minerals • Domestic steel industry • Short-haul import – export markets • NSW and Interstate passenger tourist market A healthy, competitive rail freight sector with key players emerging • Asciano (Pacific National Rail) – listed in 2008, ASX top 50 company • Freightliner – UK based commenced Australian operation in 2009 • Genesee and Wyoming Australia – Parent NYSE listed • QR National – listed in 2010, ASX top 50 company • Qube – listed in 2007, ASX top 200 company • SCT – first private operator – large national transport and logistics provider
  • 10. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN A co-operative approach to a national network has achieved; • Performance based approach to operating the national rail network • Consistent Access Regulation • A national Rail Safety Regulator • A common operating framework Delivering Network Productivity 10
  • 11. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN This reform is supported by investment in technology; • Upgraded locomotive fleet and fuel minimisation technology • National Train Communication System • Wayside technologies to prevent incidents and support maintenance • Advanced Train Management System proof of concept Delivering Network Productivity 11
  • 12. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Interstate network challenge • Providing a service offering competitive with road • Enabling capacity for growth for all markets • Developing a better quality asset Since 2005 investment program of $4b Delivering Network Productivity 12 ARTC Network Brisbane Melbourne Sydney Adelaide Perth (With rail share of the land transport market) 81% 11% 19% (M-S) (S-B) (E-W)
  • 13. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Delivering Network Productivity 13
  • 14. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Delivering Network Productivity 14 Providing a competitive service offering A stepped improvement in performance to support increased modal share North – South and maintain rail’s competitive position East – West by offering; • Transit times that better meet logistics market needs • Ability for the rail network to deliver reliably • Reduced rail network operating costs Key Investments • Southern Sydney Freight Line – provides south Sydney freight and passenger separation • Curve and alignment improvements between Newcastle and Brisbane – provides reduced transit • Double track and additional loops – allow timetable flexibility and 1500m / 1800m services • Replacement of aged control systems in Qld and Southern NSW – reduces train delays • Increasing clearance outlines – allows double stacking from Parkes to Perth
  • 15. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Delivering Network Productivity 15 Enabling capacity for growth Ensure the network can provide capacity for all markets it serves including forward growth; • Additional capacity to allow for market and modal shift inter capital growth • Planning for future freight capacity in the North of Sydney • Investment in Sydney metro to alleviate congestion on the road network • Support growth in regional traffic between Sydney and Melbourne • Accommodate minerals opportunities in South Australia and Western Australia Key Investments • Additional track infrastructure - enabling 6 daily services Melbourne to Brisbane – current 2.5 • Melbourne – Sydney double track and passing lanes – provides for regional growth • Reconfiguration of Melbourne metro – alleviates congestion at EW and NS junction • Sydney metro upgrade – provides for capacity over 1m TEU on rail to Port Botany • North Sydney works - from 2015 will enable 14 additional daily paths for freight
  • 16. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Delivering Network Productivity 16 Developing a quality, sustainable asset Modern asset characterised by; • Improved speed – axle load combination to national standard and beyond • Reduced maintenance intervention • Less impact on freight and rollingstock Key Investments • Concrete re-sleepering – over 2m new sleepers – 99%+ of the network is concrete • Rail upgrade – over 1,200km of new heavier rail installed across the network • Bridge refurbishment – to reduce speed restrictions and support heavier axle loads • Signalling system upgrades with new infrastructure • Ballast Rehabilitation Program - $135m to improve Sydney – Melbourne track structure
  • 17. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Future Developments 17 The next steps in policy reform • National Land Freight Strategy • Transport Infrastructure Pricing reform • Commercialisation of all freight infrastructure routes • Capture of externality costs across all modes • Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment Reform (HVCI)
  • 18. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Future Developments 18 The next stage of productivity An alternate North – South corridor; • Shorter route and better transit • 1800m and double stacked trains Supported by enabling works; • Improved connections in Qld • Improved clearances Sydney to Melbourne • Greater Sydney to Melbourne track capacity
  • 19. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Future Developments 19 The next stage of productivity Development of intermodal freight precincts Essential characteristics • Road and rail connections • Located in freight generating areas • Adequate size to enable co-location • Service domestic and port traffic • Open access multi-user facilities
  • 20. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN Future Developments 20 The next stage of productivity Efficient use of the infrastructure East to West; • Asset and infrastructure to support longer, heavier trains • New control systems to boost capacity and performance
  • 21. MAKE RAIL THE MODE OF CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL LOGISTICS CHAIN The interstate rail system has been established as a vital national logistics link A substantial investment will continue to deliver efficiencies into the future Development of the next stage of productive investments needs to commence now Summary 21

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