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Fairfield Freight Hub shifts more goods to rail

The intermodal rail-road hub in Ashburton, New Zealand’s Mid Canterbury region, is already in operation and replaces the old terminal which was too small to meet current freight demand.


Fairfield Freight Hub allows Kiwi Rail to increase the amount of local freight carried by rail from 6,000 containers to 20,000 containers a year. That’s half 500,000 t of freight off the region’s roads – the equivalent of 40,000 truck movements.


The development cost NSD 14 million (EUR 7.7 million). It included some funding from the Ashburton district council and government. Mid Canterbury is a base for moving significant container volumes to South Island ports and around New Zealand. (ben)




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