Queensland to fund rail upgrading

Upgrading of the North Coast Line will increase capacity for freight traffic to and from Cairns. Photo: John Kirk

AUSTRALIA: A$95m has been allocated for upgrading work and capacity improvement projects on Queensland’s North Coast Line in a A$500m State Infrastructure Fund announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on March 13. The additional capacity is needed to support growing freight traffic, including minerals and agricultural produce.

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