Freight Rail, Passenger Rail, Track & Civil Construction

Moss Vale-Unanderra line to finally re-open


The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will re-open the Moss Vale-Unanderra line in southern New South Wales on Tuesday, October 4.

The line has been closed since March 9 while ARTC and contractor partners conducted restoration work on the line after it was severely impacted by heavy rains.

The Moss Vale-Unanderra line suffered multiple land slips and significant movement of some embankments on complex parts of the line with steep terrain.

ARTC conducted geo-technical investigations on the line to assess what work was required to be conducted before engaging with our contractors and delivering the substantial restoration program.

While the restoration program was carried out as fast as was safely possible, progress was slowed by further heavy rainfall in July.

During the closure of the line ARTC worked with customers and Sydney Trains to develop a freight schedule for the South Coast line, to carry additional diverted freight services.

ARTC has also liaised closely with stakeholders such as grain growers and train operators to assess the impacts and appropriate mitigations.