Rail projects gather steam


The global recession hit rail companies hard, as demand for bulk commodities such as coal was affected. But green shoots of recovery are now...

Grains of gloom


Australia is in the grip of what is predicted to be the worst drought ever, and certainly the harshest since 2002-03. The impact is already ...

QR rebrands bulk


Queensland Rail (QR) has rebranded its coal, bulk and general freight businesses under the name QRNational to reflect the organisationโ€™s p...

Boom leads to bottlenecks


There is a general feeling in Australia that the current boom in coal and ore demand marks the start of a sustainable long-term trend. Confi...

QR coal boost


Queensland Rail has committed A$200m for the first phase of the upgrade of its coal locomotive fleet, which will include work on more than 1...

Coal king in Queensland


The Queensland Government has committed to further investment in Queensland Rail (QR) 's coal business after the organisation set yet anothe...