Local rail lines to benefit from overhaul

The vital rail link between Moss Vale and Campbelltown will benefit from a 48 hour package of improvement works undertaken by Australian Rail Track Corporation.

The 48 hour possession will take place from 0200 Saturday 19th to 0200 Monday 21st September 2009 and result in a more efficient rail connection on the main south line.

Specifically the $800,000 package of works will involve track reconditioning; turnout retimbering; rail resurfacing; rail straightening and repair of any minor defects such as small wheel burns.

The works will also involve boom barrier works at level crossings in Moss Vale and Bowral funded under the Australian Government’s stimulus package.

ARTC CEO David Marchant explained that the works were essential for maintaining this section of the southern rail link as an efficient infrastructure asset.

“These works will ensure a smoother ride for trains, both freight and passenger. Overall the works will keep the rail link at peak efficiency and remove the potential need for temporary speed restrictions,” he said.

“These type of works are essential if rail is to continue its resurgence as a valuable transport logistics asset in Australia.”

During the 48 hour possession RailCorp passenger services will be replaced by busses and freight services will be diverted via Wollongong.

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