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QR confident trains to Dalrymple Bay will be running by Wednesday

<p>Queensland Rail is confident that coal train services to Dalrymple Bay will be running by Wednesday (June 29).</p> <p>A coal train with 45 fully-laden wagons and four locomotives came off the tracks in Queensland’s Bowen Basin on Friday morning.</p> <p>A Queensland Rail spokesperson said today (Monday, June 27) that trains were being re-routed on an alternative track according to plan.</p> <p>"On Saturday, 18 services went through and on Sunday, 20 services went through and there are usually 28," she said.</p> <p>"We are just working as hard as we can to clear the track."</p> <p>The debris from the accident should be cleared off the track by today and the track should be fixed by Wednesday morning.</p> <p>All lines west of Coppabella are still closed.</p> <p>A full internal report into the causes of the accident will be available to QR staff this afternoon.</p> <p>Dalrymple Bay terminal operations manager Greg Smith told <em>Lloyd’s List DCN</em> that two underground mines in the region were failing to produce coal so the supply was interrupted anyway.</p> <p>"The irony of it all is that the full impact of the rail accident is not going to be felt because the coal is unavailable anyway," he said.</p> <p>He said it was rare for this type of accident to occur.</p> <br />