Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator with almost 150 years of experience. Each day the company moves on average more than 700,000 tonnes of coal, iron ore and other minerals as well as agricultural and general freight across the nation.
Aurizon operates a coal network made up of approximately 2,670 kilometres of heavy haul rail infrastructure in Central Queensland. The company also provides a range of specialist services in rail design, engineering, construction, management and maintenance, and offers large-scale supply chain solutions to a diverse range of customers Australia-wide.
Formerly owned by the Government of Queensland, its assets were transferred to a new company QR National Limited in July 2010 in preparation for it being floated on the Australian Securities Exchange in November 2010.