The Mount Isa Line system is over 1,000 km of track which extends from Stuart (near Townsville) to Mount Isa and includes the Phosphate Hill branch. The line is a critical link from the North West Minerals Province to the Port of Townsville, where the majority of bulk products are exported.
Minerals concentrate, fertiliser, acid, mining inputs, refined metals and cattle are all moved on the Mount Isa Line. The Inlander long distance passenger service runs two weekly return services between Townsville and Mount Isa.
Mount Isa Rail Line Infrastructure Master Plan
Queensland Rail released the Mount Isa Rail Line Infrastructure Master Plan 2012. The Master Plan shows different potential growth scenarios and a broad vision of the rail infrastructure required to underpin the forecast growth.