Ulan Rail Line Closed

posted Feb 7, 2019, 2:32 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Feb 7, 2019, 2:32 PM ]

Coal trains from the region’s mines will be delayed while work to reopen the rail line continues.


The Australian Rail Track Corporation have confirmed that a train derailment occurred in the early house of Wednesday morning on the Ulan Line, with services suspended between Ulan & Baerami near Sandy Hollow.


ARTC have confirmed the incident was reported around 03:20am Wednesday, with no injuries reported.


The incident has also been reported to independent transport safety investigators.


The recovery of the 6 wagons from the track is expected to be complete today, allowing for track and signalling repairs to begin on the 1.7km of track, including replacement of sleepers and rail.


It is expected that rail services could resume is early next week, subject to works progressing well.