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Fires force rail closures in NSW

<p>Sydney bush fires are proving a nuisance to rail freight services, forcing closure periods on lines in and out of the city.</p> <p>A Pacific National spokesman said a fire in the Blue Mountains is threatening to shut down services on the West Line both in and out of Sydney this afternoon (Monday, December 9). </p> <p>A fire in Sydney’s northwest also affected Pacific National late on Thursday (December 5) when it forced the closure of the main north line between Sydney and Newcastle.</p> <p>CityRail suburban services have also been affected.</p> <br />