Aurizon is working to reopen its flood-damaged rail line.
Aurizon is working to reopen its flood-damaged rail line.

Central west rail line to reopen within a week: Aurizon

THE Blackwater and Moura coal rail systems, damaged by flooding, will be reopened in seven to 10 days.

An Aurizon spokesperson said the damage was unable to be  fully assessed with parts of the lines still under water.

"Aurizon is working with its customers on recovering the areas of its central Queensland coal network affected by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald as soon as possible," the spokesperson said.

"Aurizon is working with all members of the supply chain on recovery efforts and will be liaising with individual customers on their specific requirements."

Aurizon's freight operations along the Queensland coast from Brisbane to Cairns have been interrupted because of flooding of the Queensland Rail network.

"However, Aurizon is currently meeting customer requirements by road transport to Mackay, and further north by rail," the spokesperson said.

Queensland Rail's West Moreton corridor, west of Brisbane, on which Aurizon operates coal trains has also been affected by line closures.


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