Heavy overnight rainfall north of Rockhampton in Queensland has caused significant damage to the North Coast rail line, including multiple track washouts.
As a result, the line is closed between Glen Geddes and Kunwarara, north of Rockhampton, while Queensland Rail crews assess the full scope of the damage and plan for the required repairs.
Queensland Rail crews and local contractors are mobilising from Mackay and Rockhampton to ensure they can complete the required repairs as quickly and as safely as possible, weather conditions permitting and resume trains through this critical part of the network.
At this stage, at least nine freight services have been affected and are stabled at safe locations along the line.
Road coaches have also been arranged to convey Spirit of Queensland customers north of Rockhampton, subject to the road conditions remaining safe.
Customers booked on a Queensland Rail service in the affected areas are encouraged to visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au or call Queensland Rail Travel on 1800 803 009.