Balingup Community Web

An initiative of the Balingup Progress Association

Transporting Lithium Ore on Rail

Discussion of the the detrimental effect on road safety on the South Western Highway and on the amenity of Highway towns caused by transportation on the Highway of lithium ore from the Greenbushes mine by high-frequency road trains has led to studies into the possibility of shifting the lithium ore transport from road to rail.   As a result many reports and comments have appeared online and in various newspapers on reactiviating the South West Rail Line. Some of these are listed below.