Throughout Queensland’s history, rail transport has been a symbol of connection, expansion and progress. This expansion continues today, allowing Queensland to effectively and efficiently transport bulk commodities around Australia and to international gateways.  

Rail transport is critical to the state’s economy. It is responsible for transporting coal, mining products and inputs, agricultural products, containers, vehicles and more.

Queensland Rail, the state’s main rail transport operator, runs two rail gauges: a narrow gauge regional rail line and a standard gauge interstate line connecting products with international ports along the coast and the rest of Australia.

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