The Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Hunter Valley network in New South Wales has been hit by heavy rainfall and moderate flooding since Wednesday impacting coal, freight and passenger services.
Localised flooding has resulted in rail closures in a number of locations across the network.
ARTC is closely monitoring the weather conditions but further rain is forecast throughout the day and with a pending high tide and the potential for additional flood waters, the line will remain closed in the immediate future while ARTC continues to monitor the track condition.
Once flood waters recede and weather conditions improve, ARTC will conduct in-depth track inspections and conduct any necessary repairs due to water damage. We will then be able to provide a firm forecast regarding a return to operations.
Passenger customers are advised to refer to www.sydneytrains.info for up-to-date information on alternative arrangements.
Our focus remains on ensuring a safe network and we thank our customers and the community for their patience at this time.
ARTC will provide further updates as the situation progresses.