Queensland Rail update: Freight train derailed at Charters Towers

30/12/2020


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.

ENDS




For further details contact Queensland Rail Corporate Affairs on:

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