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RAIL Back On Track - Media Release 2 June 2007

Queensland Rail ? An Asset for now and the future

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org)  a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has expressed amazement and concern at the federal government?s apparent confusion regarding open rail access in Queensland.
Robert Dow said

 ?Queensland railways have long had open access.  Pacific National has been providing general freight rail transport services for a number of years in Queensland.  Recent statements by federal politicians indicate that they do not understand the details of rail transport in Queensland by claiming Queensland Rail (QR) has a monopoly on coal and freight transport in Queensland.?

?QR is not only a major contributor to the State?s export economy it is also a major player on the national railway stage with QRNational.  QR also provides the infrastructure for passenger rail transport and general freight throughout Queensland, a state characterised by dispersed population centres and long distance.  The QR long distance passenger trains are an important communication link and tourist asset.  The suburban rail system in South East Queensland is also undergoing constant expansion to meet increased passenger demands.?

?QR and QRNational are performers and will meet increased export demands. Rail infrastructure does not appear overnight. It is time proper infrastructure development and support became a priority for the federal government rather than failed attempts at political point scoring.?


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