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Jun 22, 2021
Rail reopens after fatal accident

Rail reopens after fatal accident

The Blackwater system re-opened to rail traffic last night after recovery work at the scene of Friday’s fatal crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive. Aurizon confirmed this morning that the section had re-opened after rail crews completed recovery works at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The incident occurred about 11.20am on June 18,… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Oct 15, 2020
Labor in rail manufacturing pledge for Rocky

Labor in rail manufacturing pledge for Rocky

A plan to revitalise Rockhampton’s rail manufacturing industry has been outlined as part of State Labor’s re-election campaign. It follows a $1 billion pipeline of train building work announced in Maryborough this week – including $600 million to build 20 new Queensland trains, supporting 690 new jobs. Local Labor MP Barry O’Rourke said the pathway… This content is for iQ ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Aug 18, 2020
New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

A new rail business is launching in Bowen with a focus on providing haulage services to the Abbot Point export terminal. Bowen Rail Company head of project delivery David Wassell said the company had purchased its own state-of-the-art locomotives and rollingstock. The first four locomotives are due to arrive in 2021. “We are an innovative… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Aug 12, 2020
Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Queensland Rail will look at enabling double-stacked trains to run between North West Queensland and Townsville as part of a $50 million investment package announced for the Mount Isa Line. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced in parliament today that three more projects had been approved to bolster freight movement between North Queensland’s… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Aug 10, 2020
NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

Wins on the Mount Isa corridor and at Townsville port have helped rail giant Aurizon turn around its bulks business. In its annual report today the company said its bulk business achieved EBITof $90 million last financial year, after being in a loss-making position threeyears ago. Contract wins include South32 Cannington (11-year extension to 2032… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Jul 29, 2020
Upgrade in train for critical freight route

Upgrade in train for critical freight route

Work has kicked off on a $6 million upgrade on the Mount Isa Rail line, bolstering flood resilience on the critical freight route between the North West Minerals Province and Port of Townsville. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said also that $20 million had been accessed from the State Government’s $80 million, four-year… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Jun 19, 2020
Northern rail upgrade works  on track

Northern rail upgrade works on track

The first phase of a $100 million rail upgrade project between Rockhampton and Townsville is complete. Crews from Civil Mining & Construction this month commissioned the first of eight train passing loop upgrades in a project expected to support 300 jobs during construction. CMC has been undertaking the earthworks, design and construction for the project… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to… This content is fo...

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