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Army hops aboard Adelaide-Darwin bandwagon

<p>FreightLink’s wish for a military haulage role for the Adelaide-Darwin railway has come true.</p> <p>About 35 armoured vehicles are due to leave the Robertson Barracks near Darwin today (Friday, March 5) to be hauled along the rail line to Port Augusta and take part in military exercises.</p> <p>A defence role has long been touted as a beacon of hope for the fledgling railway and it has come to fruition less than three months after services began.</p> <p>The contract will help push FreightLink closer to its first year haulage target of 350,000 tonnes.</p> <p>The army has said the railway means it can now move vehicles in and out of Darwin during the wet season.</p> <br />