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Hunter Valley Rail Grinding: Ulan Line
2018-09-16 - 2018-09-18
Rail Grinding will be undertaken in the Hunter Valley between Bylong and Yarrawa during 16th to 20th 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.
Estimated Grinding Times:
16th & 17th September 8pm-3am: Yarrawa to Sandy Hollow
18th September 6pm-2am: Ulan to Wilpingjong
19th September 2am-10am: Wilpingjong to Wollar
19th September 6pm-2am: Wollar to Coggan Creek
20th September 2am-10am: Coggan Creek to Bylong and Yarrawa
Please note: schedules can change due active rail operations.