A crew works on the inspection of Capella Creek railway bridge last month.
A crew works on the inspection of Capella Creek railway bridge last month. Simon Green Emebridge

Railline set to open again

THE final inspection of the Clermont to Capella railway line will be completed today and, pending good results, the branch down to Emerald is expected to reopen next week.

AgForce representative Peter Anderson, of Glenlea, said it was welcome news for cattle producers who had been dealing with the "costly and logistical nightmare" since the line was closed in June after evidence bridge inspections had been falsified for some 18 months by Queensland Rail staff.

"The closure was certainly detrimental to the industry," Mr Anderson said.

"It was unfortunate it closed without warning.

"But now we are here, every week further it remains closed means there are more cattle on the roads - which is also a major safety issue."

A QR spokeswomen said the line from Emerald to Capella reopened last week.


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