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Train finally departs from Cairns

By Kirsty Nancarrow, Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 14:28 EDT

Nearly 60 passengers have left Cairns on the first long-distance rail service to be run in almost a fortnight.

Flooding caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald had closed sections of the North Coast Line.

A Queensland Rail spokeswoman says a special service left Cairns bound for Rockhampton this morning and it is due to arrive just before 5:00am (AEST) tomorrow.

She says a northbound service will leave Rockhampton tomorrow night.

No transport can be provided south of Rockhampton due to road and rail closures from flooding.


- ABC

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