TRAINS from Scone will be replaced by buses as trackwork commences today until Friday morning.
More than 1,200 rail workers will be working on 110 jobs on the tracks between Port Kooragang and Narrabri and on the Ulan line.
Jonathan Vandervoort, group executive for the Hunter Valley Network for the Australian Rail Track Authority, said maintenance will include ballast cleaning, re-railing and track reconditioning.
“Re-railing work is occurring at Mangoola, Sandy Hollow and Baerami, as well as in Maitland in the vicinity of Victoria Street and along a 1km section south of Thornton Station,” Mr Vandervoort said.
“Track reconditioning will occur at Kooragang, Hexham and East Maitland,” he said.
“Enhancements to signalling systems will take place on sections between Bylong to Kerrabee and Wilpinjong to Ulan, completing these upgrades for the Hunter Valley network,” he said.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and as always we appreciate the patience and cooperation of motorists, commuters and customers right across the maintenance program,” Jonathan Vandervoort said.
Please check the timetable for details of train services: Transport for NSW