Western system


​​The Western system runs over 1082 route km and consists of the corridor from Miles to Cunnamulla with branch lines:

  • Westgate to Quilpie
  • Dalby to Glenmorgan
  • Miles to Wandoan
  • Tycanba to Jandowae.

The Western system adjoins the far western section of the West Moreton system at Miles with Western system branch lines running directly off the West Moreton system.

The Western system caters primarily for agricultural products, particularly grain and livestock (cattle) and also passenger services.

The Western system may also carry freight traffic (e.g. pipes). Freight traffic from the Western system traverses the West Moreton and south-east Queensland ​systems with grain and cotton railed to and pipes railed from the Port of Brisbane and livestock to Dinmore and Holmview.

T​he Westlander long distance passenger service runs between Brisbane and Charleville.

Information pack

The 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 Western system, please see the Access page.