Passenger Rail, Safety, Standards & Regulation

Wild weather forces multiple outages for NSW trains

Wild weather affects Melbourne trains. Photo: Shutterstock

Gale-force winds and driving rain have forced several NSW rail lines to close, as Transport NSW scrambles to cope with flooding and other adverse weather conditions.

“The weather bureau has forecast another wet and windy day and we’re encouraging you to know if your trip will be affected this morning,” Transport NSW Info posted to its Facebook page this morning.

“Severe weather conditions have caused problems on some NSW TrainLink lines and customers may have to delay travel or make new travel plans.

“Please be patient and listen to advice from Transport staff.”

Transport NSW posted the following information (as at Tuesday 11am):

  • Closure of the Hunter Line between Scone and Dungog due to flooding at Hexam. Passengers were advised to delay their journey and avoid unnecessary travel, or to make alternative travel arrangements. A limited bus service was set up to replace trains.
  • A partial closure is in place on the South Coast Line between Oak Flats and Kiama due to adverse weather conditions; buses are replacing trains between the stations and passengers are advised to allow additional travel time.
  • The Central Coast & Newcastle line is partially closed between Hamilton and Woy Woy due to overhead wiring repairs at Gosford, a tree on the line at Teralba and power supply repairs at Wyong. Limited trains are operating between Woy Woy and Central, and a limited bus service is in place.

Precipitation and wind is expected to continue in NSW and the greater Sydney Metropolitan area through to Thursday, but the wind is expected to be at its heaviest on Tuesday.

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