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Protesters who were blocking a major rail line in north Queensland have agreed to stop their blockade.
The protesters began picketing the rail line on Monday at Collinsville, south of Townsville, preventing coals trains from passing through the town to the Abbot Point terminal.
They are angry about an increase in coal train traffic and emissions in the town.
Whitsunday Councillor Peter Ramage says the group met QR National for three hours yesterday and while they are still not happy, they are willing to stop the protest.
"This isn't about money - this is about quality of life, health, children," he said.
He says QR National has agreed to provide on-the-ground action against emissions, hold fortnightly community meetings, and committed to an environmental impact statement if haulage reaches 50 million tonnes a year.
The group also wants Transport Minister Rachel Nolan to visit the town.
The Opposition says it is unacceptable for the Queensland Government to allow emissions from trains to continue to affect Collinsville.
Opposition transport spokeswoman Fiona Simpson says the solution is to have a rail bypass around the town.
"Usually government should be out there cracking down if there's an environmental impact on the community," she said.
"However, when it's government and agencies doing it, they're being very, very slow to act.
"This is a health issue - it's something that has an impact on the community."
The ABC has been unable to contact the Minister for comment.
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