The Mount Isa to Townsville rail line has reopened.
The line was closed after flooding near Prairie three weeks ago.
Queensland Rail CEO Nick Easy said the line has reopened to rail traffic, with QR crews certifying the track fit for service at midday Monday.
The first train departed Townsville 6.30pm Monday evening.
Around 60 QR employees were involved in recovering flood-damaged sections of the line as quickly as possible, including at Prairie and Little Emu Creek.
At Prairie Creek, crews completed repairs on the western approach to the bridge, in addition to track and ballast replacement, and repairs to a bridge and associated earthworks at Little Emu Creek rail bridge due to the strong current of flood waters experienced in this area.
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