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AurizonAurizon logo.svgFormerlyQR NationalTypePublicly traded companyTraded asASX: AZJIndustryRail transportFounded2004; 17 years agoHeadquartersBrisbane, AustraliaArea servedNew South WalesQueenslandSouth AustraliaVictoriaWestern AustraliaKey peopleChairman: Tim PooleCEO: Andrew HardingProductsCoal, bulk, and containerised freightServicesLogistics, supply chain management, line haul, and terminal operationsRevenueA$3.179 billion (June 2018)Number of employees4,883 (2020)[1]DivisionsNetwork, Coal, Bulk, IntermodalWebsiteaurizon.com.au
Aurizon, formerly QR National, is a freight rail transport company in Australia, and the largest ofits kind in the nation.[2] Formerly a Queensland Government-owned company, it was privatisedand floated on the ASX in November 2010. The company was originally established in 2004–05when the coal, bulk, and container transport divisions from Queensland Rail were brought underone banner, as QR National.On an average day, Aurizon will move in excess of 700,000 t (770,000 tons) of coal, iron ore andother minerals, as well as agricultural products and general freight across the nation.[3] Thecompany transports more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities each year, withoperations in five Australian states. Aurizon also manages the 2,670 km (1,660 mi) CentralQueensland coal network that links mines to coal ports at Bowen, Gladstone and Mackay, and isthe largest haulier of iron ore outside the Pilbara.[3]In February 2019, after permission from the Federal Court, Aurizon's intermodal and truckingbusiness was acquired by Linfox for A$7.3 million.[4][5]Contents1History2Public float3Current fleet4Former fleet5Queensland coal networks5.1Blackwater
5.2Goonyella5.3Moura5.4Newlands5.5West Moreton6Price Regulation7See also8ReferencesHistoryQR National logo (2004–2010)The QR National brand was established in the 2004/05 financial year when Queensland Rail'scoal, bulk and containerised business units were brought under one banner.It also incorporated subsidiaries Interail, which had been acquired in March 2002 and operatedservices in New South Wales,[6][7] and logistics company CRT Group, for which QR Nationalalready provided line haulage and purchased outright in June 2005.[8][9]In June 2006 QR National acquired Australian Railroad Group (ARG) which had operations inNew South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.[10][11][12] ARG remained a separatesubsidiary operation until it was rebranded as QR National in July 2011.In Queensland, the major traffic is coal, both for export and domestic power generation.[13] In2005 QR National commenced running export coal services in the New South Wales Hunter
Valley[14] and by November 2007 the QR National network covered the entire mainland (exceptthe Northern Territory) with the operation of their first Melbourne to Perth intermodal containerservice.[15] In August 2008 QR National took over the operation of Melbourne - Horshamcontainer service for Wimmera Container Line, after Pacific National withdrew its service.[16]

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Rail transport, Coal, New South Wales, Intermodal freight transport, Queensland Rail

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