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Toowoomba-Gladstone rail link by 2006

<p>Toowoomba and Gladstone will be linked by rail within three years, the ABC said.</p> <p>Construction of a $200m section of track between Wandoan and Theodore will begin next year and should complete in 2006, it said.</p> <p>Inland railway proponent Everald Compton told the ABC that the region’s coal mines and other rural industries were waiting on the track.</p> <p>"This railway gives the Darling Downs and Maranoa the ability to hook in by rail to the port of Gladstone &#8211 instead of endeavouring to go through the port of Brisbane, which is overcrowded," Mr Compton said. </p> <br />