The proposed Carmichael Rail Network will be constructed to transport coal from the Galilee Basin to Abbot Point Port near Bowen.
The narrow gauge rail line will be approximately 200km long and will connect the Carmichael mine to the port using existing rail infrastructure.
The company had previously planned to build a 388km standard gauge railway between the Galilee Basin and Abbot Point Port but will instead leverage existing rail infrastructure. This new design was announced September 2018.
By connecting to the existing network we can fast-track project delivery, reduce capital expenditure and deliver coal more quickly to countries in Asia with growing energy demand.
The Carmichael Rail Network would be approximately 200km long and will connect the Carmichael mine with existing rail network. The Carmichael Mine is 160km north-west of Clermont and Abbot Point Port is 25km north of Bowen.
The narrow gauge rail will follow the same route as previously contemplated and the initial design capacity of 40 million tonnes per annum, ensuring capability to manage the Carmichael mine’s 27.5 million tonne yearly production rate.