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Blackwater System

​The Blackwater system ​is located in Central Queensland, and services the Bowen Basin coal region. This system links m​ines to the two export terminals at the Port of Gladstone; RG Tanna Coal Terminal, and Barney Point Coal Terminal. The Blackwater system also services a number of domestic users including Stanwell and Gladstone Power Station, Cement Australia and the Comalco Refinery (Rio Tinto Alcan).​




The Blackwater system consists of 985 km of bi-directional track. 807 kms of track is electrified. Callemondah Yard is used to provision train services. The system is operated from the Rockhampton Control Centre utilising two safe working systems - Remote Control Signalling (RCS) and Direct Traffic Control (DTC). ​


​Information Pack​
 ​Blackwater System Information Pack​​