Queensland Rail update: Freight train derailed at Charters Towers


An update from Queensland Rail Acting CEO, Kat Stapleton: 

A freight train transporting fertiliser has derailed near Charters Towers on the Mount Isa line this morning (Wednesday, 30 December 2020).

The drivers onboard were uninjured, however a number of wagons have been impacted.

As a result, the Mount Isa line is closed to all rail traffic between Charters Towers and Townsville.

Queensland Rail staff have been deployed to undertake an initial assessment and plan a safe recovery.

Regular updates will be provided to the community, freight partners and stakeholders as investigations and recovery efforts take place.


For further details contact Queensland Rail Corporate Affairs on:

Phone: 07 3072 2180
Email: media@qr.com.au