Freight Rail, Operations & Maintenance, Passenger Rail, Safety

Floods close Hunter Valley rail


Parts of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Hunter Valley network in New South Wales remain closed after being affected by heavy rainfall and moderate flooding since Wednesday, impacting coal, freight and passenger services. 

Localised flooding has resulted in rail closures in a number of locations across the network. 

ARTC is closely monitoring the weather conditions and advises that the line will remain closed in the immediate future while the track condition continues to be monitored. 

Once flood waters recede and weather conditions improve, ARTC will conduct in-depth track inspections and conduct any necessary repairs due to water damage, after which a firm forecast regarding a return to operations will be made. 

Passenger customers are advised to refer to for up-to-date information on alternative arrangements.