Linfox welcomes Inland Rail construction kick off

Linfox is pleased to welcome the commencement of construction for Inland Rail, infrastructure which the company believes will play a vital role in reinforcing Australia’s growing freight task and supporting communities in regional Australia.

The construction officially commenced today with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Linfox leaders in Parkes, NSW.

“Linfox welcomes the Government’s commitment to Inland Rail, which will help ensure that Australia’s growing freight task, particularly on the East Coast, is underpinned by fit for purpose infrastructure,” said Linfox Executive Chairman, Peter Fox.

“We also welcome the opportunities that Inland Rail will deliver for regional Australia, helping to enhance access to domestic and overseas markets through improved intermodal connections to our major cities and ports,” said Mr Fox.

“Linfox is proud to meet our customers’ transport needs through timely, cost effective, safe and sustainable methods, be they road or rail – that’s what’s driven our recent significant investment in Queensland through the acquisition of Aurizon’s Queensland Intermodal business.”

As a significant rail user, Linfox looks forward to delivering the benefits of Inland Rail to its customers.

“Our commitment to our customers is to get their product where it needs to go safely, promptly, and cost-effectively,” said Linfox CEO, Mark Mazurek.

“Inland Rail will help us and our sector meet the needs of our customers as the nation’s freight task – particularly the rail freight task – continues to grow,” said Mr Mazurek.

“We’re excited by the opportunities that Inland Rail will present for our customers and look forward to working with them on the opportunities these nation-building investments will help unlock.”