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The first cattle train service in more than a year has left the south-west Queensland town of Quilpie, but there are still concerns about the State Government's plans for rail services to the bush.
The line west of Charleville was washed away by flooding earlier this year and it has taken three months to repair.
Quilpie Mayor David Edwards is hoping the resumption of train services is a good sign.
"We have been assured by the Minister and the Premier that the rail will stay," he said.
"We're still not absolutely sure about whether the cattle train and the freight business will be sold and privatised.
"We're glad to see it opened again but for how long we don't know."
Councillor Edwards says businesses and graziers are relieved the track has been reopened and hope the livestock services continue.
"It rained from November 2009 right through until April 2010 and the heaviest rain we had was in January and March," he said.
"The line was out prior to that so really we haven't had a [cattle] train since May 2009 so it's great to see it up and working again."
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