North Coast trackwork to improve rail network

North Coast trackwork to improve rail network

  • Maintenance works are occurring on the railway between Telarah in New South Wales and Acacia Ridge in Queensland
  • Two-day shutdown from 9am Saturday 9 March to 5pm Sunday 10 March
  • Essential track maintenance will maintain high safety and reliability standards

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will carry out essential maintenance and improvement works this weekend along the New South Wales North Coast Network between Telarah and Acacia Ridge in Queensland.

To enable the works the line will be closed from 9am Saturday 9 March to Sunday 10 March.

Crews will be working right along the 800km train line, investing more than 5,000 work hours in critical maintenance. This includes track resurfacing, culvert replacement and turnout replacement and retimbering.

Other work includes vegetation control at multiple locations as well as track component replacements.

ARTC is reminding motorists to remain vigilant and to slow down at level crossings during the shutdown, with heavy machinery operating in and around the rail line.

NSW TrainLink services will be replaced by coaches. Customers are encouraged to check for travel advice. Information on road closures and alternative routes can be found at

Up to date information regarding any changes to these works can be found on the ARTC Trackwork website and for additional information community members can contact ARTC’s Enviroline on 1300 550 402.

Simon Ormsby, ARTC Group Executive Interstate Network said:

“This shutdown allows us to complete a large number of jobs right along the North Coast Line, including track resurfacing, resleepering and various structures repairs.”

“With no freight or passenger trains running in this period our crews will be able to complete structural inspections and other work that is not possible when trains are running.”

“ARTC would like to thank the community for its patience while these critical, long-term improvements take place.”


ARTC Media: 1300 196 401

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