Network Access & Management
Aurizon Network is responsible for providing, maintaining and managing access to our rail network and associated rail infrastructure. Our rail network totals 2,300 kilometres. Every application
for access to our rail network is managed under a detailed process approved by competition regulator, the Queensland Competition Authority.
Rail operators who are accredited by Queensland Transport and have an access agreement with Aurizon Network may access our rail network. Access seekers who have an access agreement with Aurizon Network have access to Aurizon Network's rail network through the use of an accredited rail operator.
Rail operators and other access seekers interested in using the coal rail system network must negotiate most aspects of their proposed operations through Network.
Every application for access is handled under a process set down in the Access Undertaking, which defines the regime for open access to our rail infrastructure. The process is approved by competition regulator, the Queensland Competition Authority and includes requirements and timeframes.
Rail Network Control
Aurizon operates a state of the art rail network control centre that manages the daily movements of more than 100 trains across the 2,670 kilometre network. This is one of the most complex rail freight networks in Australia.
Aurizon’s ongoing maintenance program ensures optimised operation and lifecycle of critical railway assets.
Maintenance capabilities include:
- Track inspections and comprehensive condition modeling
- Preventative network maintenance
- Emergency repair, response and recovery
- Integrated maintenance planning on an operational network
Aurizon’s accredited rail management services ensure the safe and efficient delivery of train control through interfaces with rail operators, mines and ports.
- Safety accreditation
- Access regimes
- Network control and rail operations
- Integrated day of operations planning
- Safety investigations and incident management