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|Key people||Stephen Gregg, Chairman
Jim Benstead, Acting CEO
|Services||railway network access, logistics, commuter, long-distance|
|Revenue||$1,932 m (2011/12)|
|Operating income||$692m (2011/12)|
Queensland Rail Transit Authority, also known as QR, is a railway operator in the state of Queensland. Owned by the Queensland Government, Queensland Rail operates suburban and long-distance passenger services. It also owns and maintains approximately 8,000 kilometres of track.
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Queensland Rail was formed in 1865 to become Australia’s largest rail and transport enterprise.
In September 1999 Queensland Rail was rebranded as QR. In March 2002 Queensland Rail purchased Northern Rivers Railroad and rebranded it Interail, fulfilling a long held ambition of to expand beyond its state borders.
In March 2003 Queensland Rail entered the Hunter Valley coal market when Interail commenced a coal haulage contract from Duralie Colliery to Stratford Mine. Another coal contract was won in late 2003 for the haulage of coal from Newstan Colliery, Fassifern to Vales Point Power Station. In 2004 Interail began running Brisbane to Melbourne and Sydney to Melbourne intermodal services. In June 2005 Queensland Rail acquired the CRT Group.
In June 2009 the Queensland Government announced the privatisation of Queensland Rail’s freight business. This resulted in Queensland Rail's freight assets being transferred to QR National from 1 July 2010.
City network 
Queensland Rail, in partnership with TransLink, provides Urban and Interurban rail and bus services throughout South East Queensland. These rail services operate on eleven rail lines including Beenleigh, Caboolture, Cleveland, Doomben, Exhibition, Ferny Grove, Gold Coast, Gympie North, Ipswich, Rosewood and Shorncliffe lines. Queensland Rail provides train services on these lines with its rolling stock of electric railcars, which includes the Electric Multiple Units (EMU), the Suburban Multiple Units (SMU), the Interurban Multiple Units (IMU) and the InterCity Express (ICE).
Due to low patronage, lines such as the Pinkenba line have been closed and replaced by bus services known as a RailBus. During some times of the day trains on the Nambour line and Doomben line are also replaced by the RailBus.
Queensland Rail aims to operate 99.75% of peak services and to have 94.5% of those services running no longer than four minutes late.
Long Distance Trains 
Queensland Rail provides long range passenger rail services throughout Queensland. Its flagships are the electric and diesel Tilt Trains, from Brisbane to Rockhampton and Cairns respectively. Queensland Rail also operates diesel-locomotive-hauled services between Brisbane and Cairns as The Sunlander, Brisbane to Longreach as Spirit of the Outback, Townsville to Mount Isa as The Inlander and Brisbane to Charleville as The Westlander.
Traveltrain's annual patronage is approximately 969,000. Whilst proportionately smaller than other regional rail services, relative to population, this is largely as Traveltrain caters to a touring market more so than other operators. In 2007–08, the subsidy for the Brisbane-Cairns route was $130 million, or $900 per passenger. In 2001–02 it was $270.
|Class||Image||Type||Top speed (km/h)||Built||Number||Routes operated||Notes|
|EMU||Electric multiple unit||100||1979–1987||87||Citytrain network|
|SMU200||Electric multiple unit||100||1994–1995||12||Citytrain network|
|SMU220||Electric multiple unit||100||1999–2001||30||Citytrain network|
|SMU260||Electric multiple unit||130||2008–2011||35||Citytrain network|
|ICE||Electric multiple unit||120||1988–1989||8||Nambour and Gympie North line|
|IMU100||Electric multiple unit||140||1996–1997||10||Citytrain network|
|IMU120||Electric multiple unit||140||2001–2002||4||Citytrain network|
|IMU160||Electric multiple unit||130||2004–2011||28||Citytrain network|
|Electric Tilt Train||Tilting electric multiple unit||160||1998||2||North Coast line|
|Diesel Tilt Train||Tilting diesel multiple unit||160||2003||2 + 1 under construction||North Coast line|
|Tourist train fleet|
|DL class||Diesel locomotive||50||1961||1||DL4 backup for the Gulflander|
|1720 class||Diesel locomotive||100||1966–1970||5||Kuranda Scenic Railway|
|45 hp rail motor||Railmotor||40||1931||1||Based at Normanton, used for charters.|
|102 hp rail motor||Railmotor||50||1950||1||Gulflander|
|1800 class||Railmotor (trailers)||50||1952–1954||2||Gulflander|
|2000 class||Railmotor||80||1956–1971||3||Savannahlander||Operated by private contractor|
|A10 class||Steam locomotive||40||1865–1866||1||No. 6 operational. Australia's oldest operational steam locomotive.|
|PB15 class||Steam locomotive||65||1899–1926||1||No. 732 being overhauled.|
|AC16 class||Steam locomotive||80||1943||1||No. 221A operational.|
|C17 class||Steam locomotive||80||1920–1953||2||No. 974 being overhauled. No. 1000 being restored to working order.|
|DD17 class||Steam locomotive||80||1948–1952||1||No. 1051 being overhauled|
|BB18¼ class||Steam locomotive||80||1950–1958||2||Nos. 1079 and 1089 operational.|
|Beyer-Garratt||Steam locomotive||80||1950–1951||1||No. 1009 stored pending overhaul|
|DL class||Diesel locomotive||50||1939||1||On display at the Workshops Rail Museum.|
|DH class||Diesel locomotive||50||1966||2||DH2 operational. DH71 stored.|
|1150 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1952||1||1159 stored pending restoration|
|1170 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1956||1||1170 stored pending restoration|
|1250 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1959||1||1262 on display at Workshops Rail Museum.|
|1270 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1964||2||1270 stored pending restoration. 1281 on display at Workshops Rail Museum.|
|1400 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1955||1||1407 stored pending restoration.|
|1450 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1957||3||1450, 1455 and 1459 stored pending restoration.|
|1600 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1962||1||1603 stored pending restoration|
|1620 class||Diesel locomotive||80||1967||1||1620 operational|
|1900 class||Railmotor||80||1956||1||1901 operational, also used as an inspection vehicle.|
|2000 class||Railmotor||80||1956–1971||8||2034, 2036 and 2057 operational, also used as inspection vehicles.
2004, 2005, 2024, 2031 and 2032 stored.
See also 
- "Classified Advertising.". The Courier (Brisbane, Qld:1861 - 1864) (Brisbane: National Library of Australia). 7 June 1861. p. 1. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Our Journey". About Us. Queensland Rail. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Queensland Rail Becomes QR and Looks Beyond its Borders" Railway Digest November 1999 page 9
- "QR moves into NSW with Northern Rivers Railroad buy" Rail Express.com.au 12 March 2002
- "QR National push" WorldCargo News March 2002
- Queensland Rail sorts logistics for acquisition The Age 25 June 2005
- Queensland asset sales to reap $15 billion Brisbane Times 2 June 2009
- Premier announces QR Privatisation Plan Railway Gazette International 4 June 2009
- "Peak On-Time Results". Queensland Rail. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- Queensland Rail (2006). 2005/06 Queensland Rail Annual Report (PDF).
- Wardill, Steven (26 December 2008). "$130m subsidy for Brisbane-Cairns Traveltrain". The Courier-Mail.
- Patrick Lion (28 December 2008). "$900-a-ticket subsidy for tilt train to remain, says Anna Bligh". The Courier Mail.
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