Date: Apr 9, 2018

Rail operator Aurizon has received a newly-built batch of coal wagons at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales.

Aurizon has described the development as a clear symbol of the continuing growth in coal exports and Hunter Valley’s coal industry employment.

Catherine Baxter, Aurizon’s general manager in NSW, said the 32 wagons in the consignment were only one part of a 284-wagon order, with each wagon having capacity to carry up to 97.8t of coal.

“These wagons will enter service for our newest customers, AGL Macquarie and MACH Energy, demonstrating the strong growth we have seen in our New South Wales Coal haulage operations since we started in 2005,” Baxter said.

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