The Tasmanian rail network allows for the effective and efficient transport of bulk commodities for use in Tasmania and for export and import to mainland Australia and overseas.
Freight transported using Tasmania’s rail network includes bulk mineral concentrates, coal, paper and paper making product, as well as containerised freight.
Containerised freight is transported by rail 7 days a week between Burnie and Hobart, and moves goods such as zinc ingots, food products, manufactured goods, grains, tank liquids, and more.
Publications & Reports
- Future Transport Tasmania- Tasmania Rail, A vision for Tasmania’s railway future
- The Future of the Tasmanian Railway system This study provides financial and social cost-benefit analyses of options for the Australian National railways operation in Tasmania (Tasrail).
- Rail Safety National Law (Tasmania) ACT 2012
- National Rail Safety Regulator, responsible for the functions of the former Rail Safety Unit The primary objectives of the ONRSR are to encourage and enforce safe operations and to promote and improve national rail safety
Organisations and Contacts
- Tasmanian Freight and Logistics Council The TFLC is actively involved in projects to improve logistics service standards and quality management of logistics-chains