Qld Rail moves to Ipswich

Posted on 14/12/2009  
Premier Anna Bligh has announced Ipswich will become the new headquarters for Queensland Rail’s passenger services. The move will see 400 Brisbane-based workers transfer to the city at a CBD location still to be decided. Transport Minister Rachel Nolan hailed the news as QR returning to its historic roots – the first railway line in Queensland was opened between Ipswich and Grandchester in 1865. But in the same announcement Premier Bligh said she would press ahead with controversial plans to sell off QR’s coal and freight division. The business will be rebranded QR National and publicly floated in the second half of 2010.

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