Opening of freight line connection delayed

THE re-opening of the Mildura freight line has been delayed following last month’s hot weather.

Stage two of the Murray Basin Rail Project, which included converting existing rail on the Mildura to standard gauge and increasing axle loadings, was due to be completed by the end of January.

V/Line chief executive James Pinder said the Mildura line will have a “phased return” due to heat and total fire ban days slowing final welding and grinding.

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