Spanning an area twice the size of Great Britain, Brookfield Rail’s freight rail network extends from Geraldton in the north, to Leonora and Kalgoorlie in the east, and south to Esperance, Albany and Bunbury.
As the only rail freight network in the southern half of Western Australia, Brookfield Rail’s network is vital to providing access to the eastern states of Australia and overseas markets through the region’s six government-owned ports.
The network of standard, narrow and dual gauge rail infrastructure with axle loads ranging from 16 tonne to 24 tonne, serves as a vital transport link transporting a wide range of commodities including grain, iron ore, coal, alumina, bauxite and interstate freight.
Currently the rail network transports over 70 million tonnes of freight each year, and is expected to increase in the coming years through growth in the resources sector.
Our Eastern Goldfields Railway, connecting Western Australia to the rest of the country, carries around 132,000 passengers travelling on over 1,100 services each year, and moves 80% of all general freight from the east coast of Australia.
As the lease holders for a piece of infrastructure of national significance, Brookfield Rail is committed to maintaining and building a safe, efficient and reliable rail network that meets the requirements of our customers and industry, both now and for the future.
A lifeline to the State’s economy, our 5,500km of rail network transports over 70 million tonnes of freight each year.