Queensland Rail update: Freight train derailed at Charters Towers

An update from Queensland Rail Acting CEO, Kat Stapleton:

A freight train transporting fertiliser has derailed near Charters Towers on the Mount Isa line this morning (Wednesday, 30 December 2020).

The drivers onboard were uninjured, however a number of wagons have been impacted.

As a result, the Mount Isa line is closed to all rail traffic between Charters Towers and Townsville.

Queensland Rail staff have been deployed to undertake an initial assessment and plan a safe recovery.

Regular updates will be provided to the community, freight partners and stakeholder as investigations and recovery efforts take place.

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