Metro Express is hiring to build a logistics network for its Metro express trains
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Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the company was looking for people with experience in logistics and delivery, with experience of moving heavy equipment and large amounts of freight.
“Metro Express is a logistics company with a proven track record of delivering train, truck and rail services in Australia,” he said.
Mr Albanese had been in discussions with the company, but would not reveal the length of the talks.
Metro Express has a long track record with train and freight delivery in Australia, having built and operated rail services between Sydney and Melbourne for decades.
The company’s chief executive officer, Scott Hall, has been involved with the freight market for 20 years and is one of the largest private rail companies in Australia.
In 2018, Metro Express launched a direct express logistics network between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, delivering more than 30,000 tonnes of freight and carrying around 2.5 million tonnes of cargo a year.
Its rail network is also capable of transporting more than 1.5 billion tonnes of goods per year, according to the company’s website.
When asked whether it would be possible to work on a future rail line between Brisbane to Melbourne, Mr Hall said he could not comment on the company at this time.
While the company is looking for a skilled and experienced member of its team to join the new team, it said it was already looking for other people with an experience of working on logistics.
One of Metro Express’ core tasks is to manage freight, freight and other logistics services on the metro network, Mr Albanese told reporters.
This includes moving heavy goods and freight containers across the metro, handling freight at the terminals, and delivering trains and freight in and out of Melbourne and Sydney.
There are currently more than 4,500 people on the Metro Express train network, with the train running between Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on a daily basis.
Many of the train drivers are contracted and work at Metro Express or other companies, he said, adding the company did not want to “overpromise” with the work it was doing.
It would be great to get a new rail operator in Melbourne.
However, it was not clear whether the company would work on its own freight network or use its own delivery services.
Work on the new line is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2023.
Transport Minister Anthony Alvaro has said the Metro Rail project would help boost the economy in the state, but has also been criticised for not using existing infrastructure.
Last year, Metro Rail was given a $4.4 billion government grant to upgrade the Metro rail network, and to modernise the trains, and hire more drivers and drivers’ spouses.
Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the company was looking for people with experience in logistics and delivery, with experience of…