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The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate an integrated rail proposal to move coal from Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine to the Abbot Point Coal Terminal or the future Dudgeon Point Coal Terminal.
The companies will conduct a feasibility study to assess rail infrastructure and haulage services for 60 million to 80 million tonnes of thermal coal per annum.
It comes after the Queensland government's decision to have a new west-east connecting railway to QR National's existing coal network.
QR National chief executive Lance Hockridge said it became clear that there was an alignment of interests in developing a rail line for Adani's Carmichael Mine.
"The decision by the Queensland government declaring a common rail corridor means that we can now accelerate work on the feasibility of the rail solution required," Mr Hockridge said.
This article first appeared on finance.ninemsn.com.au
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