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Hunter Valley Rail Grinding – Bylong to Sandy Hollow

2018-09-26 - 2018-09-30

Rail Grinding will be undertaken in the Hunter Valley between Bylong to Sandy Hollow during 26 to 30 September, 2018.

Rail grinding is a critical process to make sure tracks stay safe. Over time as multiple trains run over the track, the rail will naturally wear down as it is used. Rail grinding machines use a large millstone to grind down the profile of the rail itself. When you see a rail grinding machines, it won’t be in your area for long. It slowly passes over the track at between 2-15 km/h, grinding a smooth profile across the rail as it goes.

Sparks are generated as part of the rail grinding process. These works are scheduled overnight to reduce risk of fires. Water suppression via machine mounted water cannons and water carts will be utilised for the duration of works.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused while we complete this critical work.



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