Queensland Rail is a government-owned operator that provides suburban passenger trains in Brisbane and South East Queensland, and regional passenger train services throughout Queensland. The passenger network in South East Queensland is referred to as the Citytrain network. In 2018–19 there were 55 million passengers carried on the Citytrain network, and more than 770,000 passengers on regional train services in Queensland.
Airtrain is a privately-owned company that has a licence from Queensland Transport to operate the railway line to Brisbane airport. Train services are integrated into the Queensland Rail network, running from Brisbane airport to the CBD and the Gold Coast.
Cairns Kuranda Steam
Cairns Kuranda Steam operates the Savannahlander, which runs between Cairns and Forsayth, on behalf of Queensland Rail. More information regarding the Savannahlander is on the Tourist and Heritage Railways, Tramways and Museums pages.
GoldLinQ is a privately-owned consortium which the Queensland Government contracted to build, operate and maintain the Gold Coast light rail system, known as G:link. Keolis Downer is part of the consortium, and it has responsibility for operating and maintaining the line. The line extends from Helensvale railway station to Broadbeach South. On weekdays light rail services operate every 15 minutes between 5.00 am and 7.00 am, every 7.5 minutes between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm, and every 15 minutes between 7.00 pm and 11.30 pm. Weekend services operate every 15 minutes between 5.00 am and 7.00 am, every 10 minutes between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm, every 15 minutes between 7.00 pm and 11.30 pm, and every 30 minutes between 11.30 pm and 5.00 am. The line opened in July 2014 and carried 7.97 million passenger journeys in 2016–17.