Aurizon reopened its Blackwater rail system on the Central Queensland Coal Network to diesel coal trains last night (6 Feb), following the repair of lines damaged by ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Electric coal train services are re-commencing today across Blackwater (7 Feb) with the restoration of overhead wires, and the ramp-up to full operations will continue after that.
The Blackwater system connects mines in the southern Bowen Basin with Gladstone Port.
Aurizon is now working with customers on recovering railings lost since the Blackwater line closed on 26 January.
Meanwhile Aurizon is continuing efforts to recover the nearby Moura network which has sustained extensive damage due to flooding including the full replacement of three kilometres of track and earthworks.
The Goonyella and Newlands networks continue to operate as normal.