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Disgraceful state of southern track exposed

Apr 8, 2011News

As any loco driver using the Sydney to Melbourne track will know, extensive parts of it are in a disgraceful condition with extensive parts of the line affected by mudholes and buckled tracks.

Train drivers have told the 7.30 Report about their experiences and safety fears driving on the track.

CountryLink has warned urgent attention was required around certain track defects over nearly a third of the inter-capital line.

An 80kmh blanket speed has been posted along the entire track between Junee and Goulburn, due to poor track conditions.

The RTBU has continually raised the issue with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, who have responsibility for maintaining the track.

View part 1 of the report here and part 2 here.