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Rail freight services disrupted on the Nullarbor

<p>Freight services across the Nullarbor have been disrupted as a result of flash floods cutting the main rail link between Western Australia and the eastern states.</p> <p>A 1 km section of the track at Nurina, about 1,150 km east of Perth, was washed away on Saturday afternoon.</p> <p>The incident has forced the cancellation of freight and passenger services.</p> <p>Wayne James, the chief operating officer for the Australian Rail Track Corporation, which owns the line, told the ABC that work crews were on site repairing the track and it was anticipated the line would be re-opened late tomorrow (Wednesday, January 4).</p> <p>"Train services are suspended till then. Freight trains have been stabled or pulled back to Port Augusta, Kalgoorlie or Perth," Mr James said.</p> <p>Among the cancelled services was an Indian Pacific passenger service, which left Sydney for Perth on Saturday.</p> <br />