A train by train journey of Western Australia’s rail network is an excellent way to understand the state of its railway infrastructure and its changing landscape.
This week’s episode of The Economics Podcast is titled, Thomas Rail series: a train-bys-train tour of Western Australian Rail Network, and it is a fantastic way to get a glimpse of how the state’s rail infrastructure is changing.
In the last 20 years, Western Australia has undergone a series of major changes to its rail network.
One of the most important of these has been the rapid expansion of Victoria’s rail networks.
From the Victorian National Railway, Victoria’s most extensive line is now the Western Australia Railways (WA Railways) network, which stretches from Adelaide to Perth.
At the peak of the boom in railway construction, the WA Railways network was a staggering 3,400 kilometres long.
Now, it’s down to just over 1,400 km.
But the WA Railway also runs a number of regional rail lines.
The Western Australian Railway runs its own regional line, the Western Beltline, from the northern city of Perth to the Northern Territory in the state south of Darwin.
That line runs on a network that includes the Western Railways line and the Northern Beltline.
Another important line is the Western Line, which runs between the city of Darwin and the western suburbs of Port Hedland, Western North West and Gippsland.
All of these lines are connected by rail lines, but the Western and Northern Beltlines are the ones that have seen the most growth.
This is because of the way the state has constructed and expanded the network.
Western Australia’s Railways are the largest network in Australia and it stretches from Port Hedlands to the Western Coast, the Gold Coast, Western Sydney and the Hunter Valley.
It was established in 1890 and has an estimated 2.2 million passengers annually, or about two-thirds of all rail trips in Western Australia.
Its network spans an area of about 7,000 square kilometres.
With that large area of territory, and its population, Western Railroads has an important role to play in the transport network.
Western Rail has a large workforce, and there are also some very skilled and dedicated people working in the industry.
For example, there are around 1,300 people who are in the WA Train Industry Group.
The WA Railroads is a joint venture between the Railways of Western and South Australia, the Raillines of Western Victoria, the Perth and Western Transport Union, the Victorian Railway Employees Association, and the Western Federation of Transport Employees (WFTE).
In addition to this, the WFTE runs the Western Railway Line, the State Line and the State Beltline through Western Australia and is the sole provider of the Northern Line, Western Belt Line and Western Line Suburban Lines.
So, if you want to see the state as it was in 1900, the best way to do that is to listen to this podcast.
There’s also another reason why it’s a good time to listen.
We recently reported on the WA Government’s plan to expand Victoria’s network and the Perth-bound Western Railway line was the topic of discussion in our report.
When it comes to railroads, the growth of the WA rail network has been particularly dramatic.
As of December 2020, there were 2,000 trains a day in Western WA, up from just over 300 in the same period last year.
What has made this so rapid is the rapid development of rail in the last two decades.
Western Railways, along with Victoria’s other regional railways, have also had significant expansions over the last few years.
Since 2006, WA Rail has built a new train line in the region of Maitland, about 30 kilometres from Perth.
It is the second rail line to be built by WA Rail in that region.
And in the Perth region, WA Railway is now expanding its regional line to connect to a new line that runs through the town of Maroochydore.
These two lines have the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years.
But WA Rail is also facing some challenges.
WA Rail has only about 1,500 kilometres of track to connect all of its regional lines.
That’s a lot of work, and as it is, there is a lot to be done.
Warnings about rail congestion have also made it harder for WA Rail to expand the network beyond its borders.
To make matters worse, the new line running through the Marooachydore region is now about 50 per cent full, compared to the previous year.
This has led some people to wonder whether the WA government’s plan will only add to the congestion.
It also seems like a big deal that WA Rail plans to build a new rail line from Port Macquarie to Port Hedlanders. But