Topics:  derailment, gladstone, queensland rail, train

Freight train derailment closes line to Gladstone

A freight train derailment closed the railway line between Gladstone and Rockhampton on Friday.
A freight train derailment closed the railway line between Gladstone and Rockhampton on Friday. Chris Ison Rokctrain

A FREIGHT train derailment closed the railway line between Gladstone and Rockhampton on Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson said the line was expected to reopen next week and all Queensland Rail Travel services on the line would continue operating, with a combination of rail and buses transporting customers to their destination.

Initial reports suggested the back of the train caught fire.

Firefighters attended the scene at Ambrose, between Gladstone and Rockhampton.

Police, ambulance and representatives from Aurizon were also reported to be at the scene. 

Investigations into the cause of the derailment are ongoing.


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