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Over ten thousand Doboy Ward residents are in the firing line of the Federal Government's proposal to build a new dual gauge rail freight line up the Gateway Motorway, the Eastern Freight Rail Bypass.
The proposed rail line would require a corridor of at least 35-40 metres wide next to the Gateway Motorway – that’s roughly equivalent in size to the 6 lane sections of the Gateway Motorway.
This would cut a swathe through large tracts of bushland along the route. This is likely to include the destruction of a number of existing bushland buffer zones that currently separate residents from the Gateway Motorway.
It would be used 24 hours per day by coal trains of up to 1.5km in length and double-stacked container freight trains of up to 1.8km in length. Even longer trains of up to 3.6km in length may be used in the future.
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