The worst affected railway is the Goonyella railway system, which is also the most extensive rail network serving the world’s top coking coal district in the Bowen Basin. It connects Bowen Basin mines to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Hay Point Coal Terminal. Access to inspect the Goonyella line remains “severely limited,” Aurizon said. The rail corridor reportedly suffered “significant landslips” that could take five weeks to fix.

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