Network Update 3: NSW Extreme Weather

Hunter Valley Network:

“The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has resumed full rail operations on the Hunter Valley Network between Newcastle and Maitland following a closure due to localised flooding.

“As part of the full return to service, coal services that were running in a limited capacity have returned to standard operations and passenger trains have resumed operations on the network.

The network between Narrabri North and Moree remains closed due to continued flooding in the north west of the Hunter Valley Network.

“We would like to thank the community and our customers for their continued patience and cooperation as we worked to recover operations as quickly and safely possible.”


Interstate Network:

The Interstate Network between Telarah and Grafton remains closed following inclement weather conditions across the region.

“High rainfall, strong winds, fallen trees and debris, power failures and fallen power lines and power poles are all concerns which led to operations being halted.

“Weather events such as these have the potential to damage to our network and increases risks to all those involved in the transport operations.

“Continued periods of rain caused significant impacts on the network at approximately 60 sites along the network, where significant restoration works will be required.

“With favourable weather conditions forecasted, we have moved into the restoration phase.

“Ensuring the safety of the community, our customers and staff remains our highest priority.

“ARTC will provide further updates as the situation progresses.”

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