Unloading containers from a Toll truck


As pioneers of rail freight on the Queensland coast, Toll NQX has the expertise, experience and equipment to cater for all kinds of industries with the flexibility and time certainty our customers require.

Our history of rail freight innovation stretches back more than thirty years. We led the industry in the move to containerisation back in the late 1970s, we introduced refrigerated rail transport to Queensland, and we’re still leading the way in innovative rail solutions that boost capacity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs for our customers.

Our rail services

Toll NQX offers daily full container loads (FCL) and less than full container loads (LCL). These services include the carriage of general palletised freight, long lengths (2.4m to 12m long) and dangerous goods.

Our rail services include:

  • a diverse range of container types and sizes for various freight profiles
  • one-stop-shop account management
  • ability to handle large volumes and stagger deliveries to end receivers
  • flexible pick-up and delivery options
  • cartage of customer-owned containers

Our reach

We offer rail freight services along the Queensland coast from Brisbane to Cairns and west to Mount Isa – we have rail facilities in Bowen, Cairns, Gladstone, Innisfail, Mackay, Rockhampton, Tennyson and Townsville.

Our rail expertise, combined with our unmatched national road network, means we’re able to connect customers Australia-wide, including the most regional and remote areas.

Our rail equipment

Our rail equipment caters for all kinds of industries, from retail and agricultural through to construction, and all types of freight including groceries, produce, steel and timber.

Our container types include:

  • 6.1m, 12.2m and 14.6m general purpose dry freight containers, suitable for transporting palletised freight such as groceries and beverages
  • 6.1m side door and mezzanine floor side-door containers, providing the option to safely stack freight on a second tier, suitable for palletised freight and long lengths 
  • 12.2m taut liner that provides floor-level access for customers without a loading bay
  • 14.2m refrigerated containers, suitable for cold, frozen and fresh food
  • purpose-built containers specifically designed to meet our customer’s requirements, such as the tilt container designed for the cartage of steel
  • 6.1m containers suitable for bulk products such as sugar, salt, grains, chicken feed, quartz and magnesium

Delivering sustainable solutions

Finding solutions that improve service delivery for our customers while reducing the impact of our environmental footprint is an important part of Toll’s commitment to environmental sustainability. A good example of this is the refrigerated rail units Toll NQX has invested in.

Our refrigerated rail units combine state-of-the-art transport refrigeration technology with optimal fuel efficiency and minimal carbon emissions. They feature:

  • leading transport refrigeration technology that maintains temperature-sensitive goods at precisely the required temperature
  • new ‘diesel direct electric’ architecture that delivers optimal fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions
  • embedded telematics to track and monitor units, allowing the location and security of the cargo to be closely monitored
  • remote control technology to control the units, minimising the risk of product loss or damage

Read more about our cool and green refrigerated rail units.

The Toll NQX surcharge for rail services to and from NT and WA is 10.09%. The surcharge for road services is 10.09%. Changes in fuel prices are monitored and the fuel charge will be varied as necessary when required.

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Toll NQX

T13 18 21 Road

13 24 82 Rail

13 57 18 Specialised Transport

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Contact Us

Toll NQX

T13 18 21 Road

13 24 82 Rail

13 57 18 Specialised Transport