Rail interruptions could get worse before they get better
Interruptions to rail services could get worse before they get better it seems, as the State Government ramps up rail repairs.
"The problems with our rail network are the outcome of a long-term lack of repairs, and the low priority given to those repairs under the former Government," said Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
"The Rail Repair Plan, an accelerated maintenance program announced last month, will improve passenger experiences by building a more reliable, resilient rail network.
"We know that maintenance can mean delays and real impacts to peoples' day-to-day lives," she said.
"I'm confident that people appreciate that these works are necessary for a more resilient and reliable network, so they can confidently get to work, to school, visit loved ones, and attend to other social matters."
She said maintenance work was being prioritised during existing trackwork windows; on weekends, weeknights, during school holidays, or during weekday diversions when fewer people travel.
The repair plan included the completion of almost 440 kilometres of rail grinding and rail resurfacing, and 103 electrical backlog inspections, she said.
Media release, 8 Sep 2023
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford