Aurizon Network, a subsidiary of Aurizon Holdings Limited, operates the central Queensland coal rail network. Aurizon Holdings Limited also operates coal freight trains that run on the network.
The central Queensland coal network is declared for third-party access in accordance with the QCA Act.
The process for gaining access to the network is governed by Aurizon Network’s access undertaking, which is approved, from time to time, by the QCA.
Aurizon Network's access undertaking applies to the five rail systems that comprise the central Queensland coal network:
The Moura system links the Moura mine to Gladstone.
The Blackwater system connects Gregory, Rolleston and Minerva to Gladstone, including part of the North Coast Line between Parana and Rocklands.
The Goonyella system connects Gregory, North Goonyella and Blair Athol mine to the port of Hay Point.
The Newlands system links Newlands to the port of Abbot Point, including the part of the North Coast Line between Durroburra and Kaili.
Goonyella to Abbot Point
The Goonyella to Abbot Point (GAP) system is the railway infrastructure comprising the Northern Missing Link and part of any other system used by a train that uses or connects to the Northern Missing Link, except where the train originates or terminates south of Gregory.