NSW floods continue to impact ARTC network


Flooding across New South Wales continues to have significant impact on the ARTC rail network.

The Broken Hill line remains closed; however, more stable weather has allowed work to reopen some sections of the ARTC network.

Broken Hill Line:

ARTC is monitoring the situation closely, but the Broken Hill line is expected to remain closed until at least the end of the year.​

Aerial inspection has confirmed track damage is spread across 150km with multiple kilometres of track washed away or underwater with large sections of the track still inaccessible.​

Restoration works between Parkes and Condobolin (inc) have commenced and this section of the track is forecast to reopen on Monday 12 December.​ Importantly, the reopening of this section will provide access to key grain sites.​

Based on current information available, the line between Condobolin (ex) and Euabalong is expected to be closed until at least the end of the year.​

Current forecasts indicate major flooding will continue into December.​

Cootamundra to Parkes Line:

Repair works between Wirrinya (inc) and Parkes have commenced and are progressing ahead of schedule, with final commissioning commencing today.​

The line between Wirrinya (inc) and Parkes is forecast to reopen on Saturday 3 December at 12.00 noon.

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