CRAWFORDS Group has announced the first container train to arrive at Werris Creek Intermodal Rail Facility near Tamworth, the famous township in country New South Wales.

The site is to handle all types of containerised freight such as logs, meat, fertiliser and grains along with less than container load domestic cargo heading to the entire north-west of NSW.

Crawfords Group business development manager Andrew Ray said they would be offering road delivery out of Werris to major centres such as Tamworth, Armidale, Guyra, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree and in the future servicing Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree with their own rail service.

The returning service is to go directly into all three Port Botany terminals with empty containers collected at the facilities of DP World Logistics Australia, MCS Cooks River and LINX Enfield.

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“We will operate a minimum four trains per week and hope to offer a daily service in the near future, particularly if we are fortunate enough to see rain and a good grain season,” Mr Ray said.

“This service can be linked with our Goulburn rail service ex-Port Botany servicing Goulburn, Canberra and Queanbeyan and the surrounding region.”

This service has two services per week to Port Botany with direct access to all three ports and will also in the next month be offering two services into Port Kembla from Goulburn.

“These two rail services work in with our Newcastle Service which is a daily service once again to all three terminals,” Mr Ray said.

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