Essential Hunter Valley track works this weekend

Essential Hunter Valley track works this weekend

  • Maintenance works occurring between Islington and Telarah
  • Closedown from 3am on Saturday 9 March to 1am Monday 11 March
  • Essential track maintenance will maintain high safety and reliability standards

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will carry out essential work on the Hunter Valley Network between Islington and Telarah this weekend to maintain network safety and reliability.

During the works two of the four tracks between Islington and Telarah will be closed from 3am Saturday 9 March to 1am Monday 11 March.  

The shutdown is part of ARTC’s annual maintenance program and coincides with this weekend’s trackwork on the North Coast Line.  

Around 130 routine track maintenance activities will be completed, including ballasting, structure and track component maintenance and vegetation control, which will keep the network running safely and efficiently. 

ARTC crews will minimise the impact of the work wherever possible, including positioning light towers to shine away from residences, watering down work areas and limiting the number of machines operating at any one time.

Coaches and buses will replace NSW TrainLink services during the trackwork period and customers are encouraged to visit or call 13 22 32 for assistance in planning their journey.

ARTC is reminding motorists and pedestrians to remain vigilant for altered traffic conditions near the rail corridor and to obey all road rules at level crossings, with rail machinery and freight train movements still occurring on the adjacent rail lines.

Clinton Crump, Acting Group Executive, ARTC Hunter Valley Network, said:

“The Hunter Valley rail network requires regular maintenance to ensure that it continues to play a pivotal role in supporting vital links to the region’s economic supply chain.”

“These works are essential to maintain a high standard of safety and reliability.”

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

Media contact:
ARTC Media
1300 196 401

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