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.
Publications & Reports
- A study into the proposed Southern Freight Rail Corridor by The Queensland Government department of Transport & Main Roads .
- The South East Queensland Regional Freight Network Strategy 2007-2012 developed by the Queensland Government department of transport & Main Roads
- A study of the South East Queensland Intermodal Freight Terminal by The Queensland Government department of Transport & Main Roads
- The Rail Network Strategy developed by the Queensland Government department of Transport & Main Roads
- The Brisbane Urban Corridor Strategy by Auslink
- Queensland Auslink Network Forward Strategy for 2009/10 to 2013/14
- Queensland Rail Environment Page
- Links to Fact Sheets containing vital information on the new legislation relating to the Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010 and Rail Safety Regulation by the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads
- A Rail Safety fact sheet by Queensland Rail
- Queensland Rail Safety laws
- Rail safety reference material