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Transport Heritage Loop Line closure

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Transport Heritage NSW will undertake maintenance on the Loop Line at Thirlmere and Buxton between January 29 and February 28, to ensure the continued safe use of the track by heritage trains.

The maintenance works will replace track that has come to an end of its useful life, including turnout infrastructure which allows trains to move from one track to another.

Consequently, the Loop Line will be closed for this period, and heritage trains from the NSW Rail Museum will not operate.

Works will occur from 7am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. All residents and businesses in the vicinity of these works will be notified to ensure that they are informed of the project. Materials and machinery for the works have started arriving on site.

To ensure both vehicle and pedestrian safety, traffic management will be carried out at the Oaks Street level crossing in Thirlmere. 

Due to the nature of the works planned for Buxton, the level crossing will be closed for up to 12 hours from 6am to 6pm on Tuesday, February 13, subject to the weather.

These maintenance works are not part of the larger Loop Line extension project, which is still subject to the Review of Environmental Factors by Transport for NSW.