National Trunk Rail
National Trunk Rail Pty Ltd (NTR) is a private sector initiative established to promote and develop Australia’s most significant supply chain – an inland rail line from Melbourne to Brisbane.
NTR has been pursuing a 21st century solution to Australia’s growing freight demand since 2012, building on a concept which had its genesis more than 20 years ago.
NTR acknowledges that solving the freight challenge – where land freight is expected to double over the next 20 years and triple by 2050 – is critical to Australia.
But Australia’s ability to harness the enormous trade and investment opportunities ahead of us, including through ASEAN Free Trade Agreements, is limited by our 19th century infrastructure and supply chains.
A world-class, Melbourne to Brisbane trunk rail line is the solution.