Australia: Progress Rail to Supply 12 GT46 Locomotives to Qube

Progress Rail has been contracted to supply 12 new GT46 locomotives to Australian import and export logistics service provider, Qube.

The 12 locomotives will be delivered in 2023 and will be used for Qube’s new interstate services between Melbourne and Sydney.

Qube Locomotives
Progress Rail’s GT46 locomotives are engineered for best-in-class tractive effort and adhesion, while meeting Australia’s demanding standards and conditions
John Digney, Qube’s Director of Logistics and Infrastructure, said:

“These 12 new locos will further strengthen our ability to provide Qube customers with an efficient and regular rail service between Australia two most populous capital cities, for which we expect to see growing demand.

“Since 2021, Qube has invested significantly in its rail business and grown its locomotive fleet by 32, enabling the efficient and reliable movement of freight via rail and helping get trucks off roads, which has the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.”

Qube’s Melbourne to Sydney service launched in November this year.

Upon delivery, these new vehicles will enable the continued growth of the service, which currently provides three weekly round trips.

Colin Kerelchuk, Senior Vice President of Progress Rail said:

“We are pleased to support Qube with our EMD 4500 horsepower, Tier 3 emission capable, heavy-haul locomotives. With personnel located across Qube’s rail network, we are committed to providing best-in-class products and services.”

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