North West NSW Rail Line Reopens

The North Western NSW rail line between Werris Creek and Gunnedah / Narrabri / Moree has been reopened following a coal train derailment earlier this week.

Australian Rail Track Corporation crews have been working since Tueday to remove damaged coal wagons and rebuild the line at Breeza.

A total of 19 wagons from a Pacific National coal train travelling from Boggabri to Newcastle derailed on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident extensively damaged about 250 metres of track and a culvert as well as the loaded coal wagons.

ARTC reopened the line at 8 pm yesterday (Saturday) and trains are running again today.

ARTC will continue to work with Pacific National and the Office of Transport Safety Investigation to determine the cause of the accident.


David Marchant 0419 733 201
Steve Brien 0419 48 1526

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