Trains replaced by coaches after bushfire damages track

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Road coaches will replace some NSW TrainLink services from Tuesday, 31 December until further notice due to recent bushfires.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the bushfires had damaged sections of track and signalling structures along the Western Line rail corridor.

“It is important we put the safety of customers and crew first, which is why the decision has been made to replace all Western regional rail services until repairs are complete,” Mr Toole said.

“Trains are not running between Lithgow and Mt Victoria, which means the Dubbo to Sydney XPT and the Broken Hill to Sydney EXPLORER service will be road coaches for the duration of the journey to ensure continuity of service.

“Bathurst customers will use buses to Mt Victoria where they will join electric services to Sydney. There will also be a bus service between Lithgow and Mt Victoria.

“Customers are urged to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journey and if at all possible to delay non-essential travel.”

More information is available at https://transportnsw.info/. Customers are also encouraged to visit Rural Fire Service for the latest bushfire information.

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