Australian firm Aurizon, which offers rail and road-based freight transport across the nation, has completed work on the Blackwater rail system and reopened the line for coal transport.

A part of the 2,670km Central Queensland Coal Network, the rail system was considerably damaged due to Tropical Cyclone Oswald that hit the region recently.

The rail system, which connects collieries and mines in the southern Bowen Basin with the Gladstone Port, was closed on 26 January 2012.

Aurizon reopened the Blackwater rail system to diesel coal trains after repair was completed on the damaged lines.

The company also announced that electric coal train services have also re-commenced across Blackwater, with the restoration of overhead wires, and the ramp-up to full operations will continue after that.

Meanwhile, Aurizon is continuing efforts to recover the nearby Moura network including the full replacement of 3km of track and earthworks. Moura network faced huge damage due to flooding.