calls to cover coal train wagons in queensland

Western Metropolitan Rail Systems Coal Dust Monitoring Program

If you need to access this document in a language other than English please call the Translating and Interpreting Service TIS impact of coal wagon veneering on ambient particle levels along the rail corridor following the East Queensland encompassing the area covered by the rail corridor monitoring sites with long

Townsville mayor calls for upgrade of Mount Isa rail line Townsville

13 Jun 2017 AN upgrade of the Mount Isa rail line to standard gauge should be considered to improve the handling of North Queensland 39 s billion dollar resources trade Mayor Jenny Hill says Cr Hill raised the issue yesterday as Adani and Aurizon vie for funding to develop coal rail lines and the Northern Territory nbsp

Queensland Rail Wikipedia

In March 2003 Queensland Rail entered the Hunter Valley coal market when Interail commenced a contract from Duralie Colliery to Stratford Mine Another coal contract was won in late 2003 for the haulage of coal from Newstan Colliery Fassifern to Vales Point Power Station In 2004 Interail began running Brisbane to nbsp

Railing Queensland 39 s coal National Competition Council

3 May 2010 Building a stronger Queensland Railing Queensland 39 s coal A new era for Queensland 39 s coal export industry May 2010 By divesting Queensland Rail 39 s coal network assets Queensland will have a fully privatised mine to port supply chain Train control is governed by a set of rules called the Traffic

Cashed up but where is the duty of care Oakey Coal Action Alliance

23 Sep 2015 In fact Queensland Conservation Council believes that to minimise the risk to our health it 39 s not only the coal train wagons that should be covered but also the coal that is stored at the mine site and at the ports Covering coal trains is simply world 39 s best practice QCC is calling for covers on all all coal nbsp

In the media Clean Air Action Network

NEW figures released by the National Pollutant Inventory for 2014 15 show a dramatic rise in particle emissions from Central Queensland coal mines over the past five their calls for the introduction of covered coal wagons following the release of the latest government report into particle pollution associated with trains

Boost in coal train movements through Brisbane reversed amid dust

13 Sep 2013 THE Queensland Government has changed course on plans to move another 1 9 million tonnes of coal in open wagons through Brisbane as political pressure grows to place lids on all wagons to quot Coal trains cause a significant amount of air pollution An easy first step is to cover the wagons quot he said

RST Superskin coats QLD coal wagons News RST Solutions

3 Feb 2014 This process ensures dust is physically contained as the coal rail wagons travel from pit to port complying with Queensland 39 s Coal Dust Management Plan and to be ultra concentrated offering up to a 90 reduction in all chemical requirements – providing a cost effective alternative to rail wagon covers

Queensland Rail Access Undertaking 1 2016

Error Unknown document property name Queensland Rail 39 s Access Undertaking 1 11 October 2016 Queensland Rail competes with road transport for most non coal Train Services as well as coastal shipping However the IRMP developed and agreed by the parties may cover additional safety and or Rolling Stock

Brisbane Queensland Australasian Transport Research Forum

Queensland Railways entered the coal heavy haul railway industry on a large scale with the wagons for a gross train load of 10 500 tonnes became the norm effectively halving the number of trains required to carry a given quantity of coal 3 door openings is specially covered with an quot A quot cap of steel to ensure

Rail Regulator 39 s Report 2015 16 Department of Transport and

If you have difficulty understanding this publication and need a translator please call the Translating and Interpreting Service TIS 2 670 kilometre Central Queensland Coal Network as well some of the country 39 s most remote and iconic passenger trains including the commodities on to rail wagons A list of registered nbsp

Calls to cover coal train wagons in Queensland Canberra Times

1 Oct 2013 Coal train dust could be contributing to a dramatic reduction in lung function in Brisbane children a paediatrician has warned

The Coal Train Wagon Dust Issue is a five part problem

Covering Train Wagons There is a strong cry to cover coal wagons and this was a view I held strongly in the past Coal loads are on the Queensland trains for about 15 hours compared to about 4 hours in the Hunter Coal trains in Queensland have higher average speeds for the journey This dries the coal surface

Calls for coal wagons to be covered petition launched Australian

3 Feb 2014 A petition has been launched calling on Premier Barry O 39 Farrell to instruct the coal industry to cover and wash coal wagons It 39 s time Premier O 39 Farrell and his Ministers took action to protect the health of the tens of thousands of people who live close to coal trains in the Hunter Valley Newcastle and other nbsp

Covered wagons en route for coal Newcastle Herald

7 Jun 2013 The company has proposed using wagons with fibreglass covers to transport loads from the China First Coal Mine in Central Queensland to the Abbot 39 39 It is essential that the application of the covers to rail coal wagons does not in any way add to the train cycle times or cause any delays to the trains either nbsp

Coal Train Dust Management Hunter Valley Coal Industry

coal dust emissions from coal trains operating in the Hunter Valley with particular concerns about air quality around coal wagons – Wind tunnel research indicates that the moisture content of the NSW coal types tested programs around rail corridors in NSW and Queensland all of which show that nuisance dust impact

INDUSTRY COMMISSION BLACK COAL INDUSTRY INQUIRY

2 Queensland Rail 39 s Reform Programme 3 Overview of Coal amp Minerals Group 4 Outlook for Queensland Rail 5 Rail Freight Policy 6 Efficiency of the Rail Link BLACKWATER CORRID OR Type of Operation Electric locomotives bottom discharge wagons Export Tonnages Railed 1996 97 19 7 million RG Tanna nbsp

connell hatch wagon lids analysis environmental evaluation

31 Mar 2008 This report has been prepared by Connell Hatch at the request of Queensland Rail Client Limited Covering coal wagons with lids has been identified as a mitigation strategy to reduce coal dust land described as rail lines connecting coal mines in the Bowen and Callide Basins with ports at

If Palaszczuk calls an election you can be sure Labor is polling well

22 Sep 2017 Kelly takes the view that building a new coal fired power station would take too long it would not be ready through the next two elections cycles Bill Scott One Nation will scrap the 5 4bn Cross River Rail project to fund more critical infrastructure projects that benefit all Qld for generations to come nbsp

Rail corridor air quality NSW Mining

There have been some vocal campaigns run to introduce covers on coal wagons However independent assessment of the scientific evidence demonstrates these calls are unjustified In its review of Port Waratah Coal Services 39 Terminal 4 proposal the independent Planning Assessment Commission concluded There is nbsp

Train reporting number Australia Wikipedia

Train reporting numbers are used on Australian railway networks to help network operators and other users coordinate train movements and identify trains The numbers are used similarly to airline flight numbers and are important for trains to be able to identify themselves to network controllers and other relevant nbsp

Thallon Rail Line Business Case Goondiwindi Regional Council

wagons such as the PR22 and potentially a narrow gauge version of the Astra lowliner variety of trains including for agricultural products passengers general freight bulk minerals and coal The needs of trains on Queensland Rail 39 s network vary greatly It is likely that GrainCorp are covering the fixed costs of the

Rail transport in Queensland Wikipedia

Thus the die was cast for a large narrow gauge system which was copied by three other Australian states as well as a number of other countries A hundred and fifty years later Queensland is still sparsely populated 4 5 million in 2013 but many trains hauling coal are some of the longest and heaviest in the world with nbsp

Downer in Queensland Downer Group

QLD Blackwater coal mine Cairns Cameby Downs c Canno Century zinc mine Jellinbah coal mine E Goonyella Riverside coal mine Minerva coal mine Portsmith Proserpine Roma Saraji coal mine Toow Millennium coal mine Townsville Mt Isa Peak Downs coal mine Rail Mining Utilities Road Services

Coal crash How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon The

He explains how Hume will cover the railway wagons to limit the spread of coaldust a first for Australia And this modest In August Vale offloaded a second mine for an undisclosed sum leaving it with just one in Australia a coking coal operation in Queensland But relying on India also sounds like wishful thinking

Management of Ballast Fouling in the Central Queensland Coal

24 Feb 2015 behalf of QR Limited and the Central Queensland coal supply chain in response to community concerns regarding dust from coal trains Coal Surface Veneering The coal surface in rail wagons is treated with a chemical that effectively forms 400mm under the ballast and can cover long sections of track

Doubts over effectiveness of veneering in cutting coal train dust ABC

2 Nov 2015 In Queensland it covers its coal wagons with an environmentally friendly veneering solution which forms a crust and stops dust from being released Residents around Newcastle 39 s rail freight corridor have complained about dust from coal wagons for several years calling for covered wagons

Man found dead in coal wagon at Port of Brisbane Brisbane Times

12 Jul 2017 A body has been discovered in a coal train at the Port of Brisbane Photo Nine News Queensland Twitter Detective Inspector Owen Elloy said Queensland Rail workers found the man 39 s body in the doors of a coal wagon about midday on Wednesday after the train delivered its load of coal from Chinchilla nbsp