Essential track works to maintain Southern NSW rail line

  • Maintenance works will close the Southern Highlands line this weekend
  • Rail line closed from Enfield West to Moss Vale (Main South Line) from 10:30pm Friday 2 February to 2:00am Monday 5 February
  • Rail line closed from Moss Vale to Cootamundra from 6:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will carry out essential rail maintenance and improvement works on the Southern Highlands Line between Enfield West and Cootamundra this coming weekend.

During the works the line will be closed between Enfield West to Moss Vale from 10:30pm Friday 2 February to 2:00am Monday 5 February.

The line will also be closed between Moss Vale and Cootamundra from 6am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The work, which is part of ARTC’s annual maintenance program will include;

  • Turnout component replacement
  • Track resurfacing at priority locations
  • Mudhole removal at priority locations
  • Vegetation spraying and hazardous tree removal

Coaches and buses will replace NSW TrainLink services during the trackwork period and customers should visit or call 13 22 32 for assistance to plan their journey.

ARTC is reminding motorists to remain vigilant and slow down at level crossings during the shutdown, with machinery and other movements still occurring on the rail line.

Costas Kokkoni, ARTC General Manager Asset Maintenance Services, Interstate Network, said;

“The Southern Highlands Line is an important part of the ARTC Interstate Network, and regular maintenance ensures that these lines continue as a vital link in the economic supply chain.”

“These works are essential to maintain a high standard of safety and reliability.”

“Machinery and other vehicles will be moving along the line during the possession, and there will be freight services operating overnight between Moss Vale and Cootamundra, so we urge all motorists to obey level crossing rules and always approach with caution.”

“ARTC would like to thank the southern NSW community for its patience while these critical, long-term improvements take place.”

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