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Department of State Growth

Review of Launceston & North East Railway’s proposal for a tourist/heritage rail service on the North East Rail Line

Infrastructure Tasmania has undertaken a review of a proposal submitted by the Launceston and North East Railway (L&NER) to re-establish a passenger rail experience between Launceston and Scottsdale on an existing non-operational line on the Tasmanian rail network.

As part of the review ITas sought independent advice from two expert consultants:

  • Raylink Consulting – assessment of the viability of L&NER to bring the track to a necessary standard to run a heritage/tourist railway.
  • Linqage International – assessment of capability and capacity of L&NER to upgrade the North-East Line and run a sustainable service.

The review is now complete.