Queensland Rail network update: Freight train derailed at Charters Towers 3 January

An update from Queensland Rail Acting CEO, Kat Stapleton:

Recovery works are progressing on the Mount Isa line with a number of wagons now removed from the derailment site, paving the way for track repairs to begin, weather conditions permitting.

In a combined effort by Queensland Rail and Aurizon, a taskforce of approximately 50 people have been working onsite to get the line back up and running as safely and quickly as possible.

Regular updates will continue to be provided to the community, freight partners and stakeholders as investigations and recovery efforts progress.

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