QRNational is a rail freight transport company in Australia, an operating arm of the Queensland government owned and based operator QR. It was established in the 2004/2005 financial year with the charter to operate freight services in Queensland and around Australia, expanding though the winning of contracts and the acquisition of other companies.
In Queensland, the major traffic is coal, both for export and domestic power generation. QRNational commenced the transport of export coal in the New South Wales Hunter Valley coalfields in 2005, and by November 2007 the QRNational network covered the entire mainland (except the Northern Territory) with the operation of their first Melbourne to Perth intermodal container service.
In July 2008 QRNational took over the Melbourne - Horsham container service for Wimmera Container Lines, after the withdrawal of Pacific National.
QR'S REDBANK WORKSHOPS SECURE NEW CONTRACT TO MANUFACTURE WAGONS FOR QR NATIONAL'S COAL OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
May 14, 2010; BRISBANE, Qld., May 14 -- The Honourable Rachel Nolan, Minister for Transport issued the following media statement: QR's Redbank...