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ATN Access rejects mainland closure whispers

<p>Australian Transport Network (ATN) Access has rejected industry rumours that it has stopped running services in mainland Australia.</p> <p>"We are operating one grain train for the wheat board," acting general manager Neil MacKinnon said.</p> <p>Mr MacKinnon said poor grain crops meant there is a possibility that ATN, who also run Tasmania’s Tasrail, might reduce mainland services in the future.</p> <p>"We are talking to the wheat board at the moment," he said. "It depends on the grain season."</p> <p>When asked if ATN was up for sale, Mr MacKinnon said: "Absolutely not".</p> <p>Tranz Rail, which is part owner of ATN, has endured a see-sawing week on the New Zealand stock exchange.</p> <p>It went from being the worst performing stock last Monday to the best performing stock on Wednesday, gaining 11.8% in its share value.</p> <p>Wednesday was the last day of trading for Tranz Rail rights issue, which aims to raise NZ$66m in new capital. </p> <br />