An update from Queensland Rail Head of Regional Jim Benstead:
At 6.40pm on 7 July 2022, a third-party freight train derailed between Nonda and Nelia (east of Cloncurry) on the Mount Isa line.
Thankfully, no one was injured.
Queensland Rail crews are working with the third-party operator to remove the wagons that remain on site.
Queensland Rail will be undertaking repairs along a nine kilometre stretch as quickly as possible, with a view to reopen the line as soon as it is safe to do so.
Any impacted customers booked on Inlander services will be conveyed to their destination by road coaches.
We are also proactively engaging with our freight operators and customers and keeping them up to date as recovery efforts progress.
The incident is under investigation by Queensland Rail and relevant authorities.
Further updates will be shared with community and stakeholders when available.