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The Federal Government is planning to dramatically increase the amount of freight travelling by rail across Australia.
An agreement has been signed so the Federal Government-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation will manage rail freight Australia-wide.
Queensland is not included in the agreement, but it has been described as a significant milestone because it is the first time freight operators can deal with a single management body.
Federal Transport Minister John Anderson says a coordinated track network means rail can triple its freight capacity.
"I would like to see around a third of freight travelling up the east coast on rail, at the moment it struggles to get between about 10 and 15 per cent," he said.
Mr Anderson says growth for freight travelling by rail will not adversely affect the trucking industry.
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