Train services resume to Blue Mountains
Due to infrastructure repairs following bushfires in the Blue Mountains, there are some adjustments to rail services.
Intercity train services are operating as far as Mount Victoria on the Blue Mountains line. Customers travelling to Katoomba are able to do so on one of our regular intercity services from Sydney.
The first Bathurst Bullet, Broken Hill XPLORER and most Dubbo XPT services are running to a slightly altered timetable with the remaining affected services to continue to be replaced by coaches and buses.
Sydney Trains engineers are rebuilding the systems that allow safe operation of a limited number of freight and passenger trains between Mount Victoria and Lithgow.
NSW TrainLink Intercity, Central West and Western NSW customers also need to be aware that due to the severe extent of the bushfire damage along the corridor, it will take several months to completely rebuild large amounts of infrastructure.
Sydney Trains’ crews continue to clear the corridor of dangerous obstacles, and are working to replace hundreds of kilometres of communication, electrical and signal wiring. A temporary working system has been developed to allow limited services to resume, but restoring a full service will take some time due to the extent of the damage.
From Tuesday 21 January, the following services will operate:
Sydney to Dubbo and return will run Tuesday to Sunday with a replacement coach running on Monday.
The Broken Hill to Sydney service will run from Sydney on Monday and return Tuesday.
The first Bathurst Bullet Service will run Monday to Sunday, while the second Bathurst Bullet will be replaced by coach.
Some of these services will run on altered timetables.