Update: Nana Glen incident

“The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has reopened the rail line at Nana Glen, following the derailment of a freight train on Thursday 25 February.

“Services resumed from Saturday 6 March at approximately 8:30pm, under a temporary a speed restriction.

“Repairs to the rail line at Nana Glen involved re-building approximately 300 metres of track that was damaged, while working in a difficult worksite through persistent weather challenges.

“We would like to thank the community and our customers for their continued patience and understanding while the repair effort was being undertaken.

“We would also like to acknowledge the ARTC team and contractors on the ground for their efforts to return the line to operations. The interstate line at Nana Glen is critical to domestic and export supply chains, as well as passenger rail in New South Wales.”


Quick facts:

  • Approximately 100 workers were on site
  • 1500 tonnes of ballast from local quarries around Coffs Harbour has been brought on to the site.
  • 800 metres of rail was transported by train from Port Augusta in South Australia.
  • 600 sleepers from Grafton have been transported to the derailment site ready to be laid.

*Footage of the trackwork undertaken is available via Dropbox HERE.


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