Costly rail move in Ouyen

IT will cost an estimated $2.6 million to replace a rail siding at Ouyen that was pulled out against the community’s wishes last year.

Ouyen Inc chair Scott Anderson yesterday said negotiations to have one rail siding reinstated were under way with the State Government after two sidings were removed from Ouyen as part of the Murray Basin Rail Project.

In a bid for their town to become a containerised rail freight hub, Ouyen farmers want a longer rail siding at a slightly different location, with the ability to handle almonds, grains, pulses and table grape freight around the clock.

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