Central West system

​The Central West system adjoins the Aurizon Blackwater system at Emerald and runs from Emerald to Hughenden via Longreach and Winton over approximately 780 km.  

Products carried through the system are:

  • grain
  • livestock
  • containerised freight.

The Spirit of the Outback long distance passenger service runs between Brisbane and Longreach.

Information pack

The Central Western system information pack contains a general overview of the system, including climate information, a description of the railway and track, as well as infrastructure and rollingstock operational constraints.


To apply for access on the Central West s​​ystem, please see the Access page.