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LOOP LINE UPGRADE PROJECT

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Heritage trains will return to Colo Vale for the first time in over 30 years as part of a $14.6 million investment in the Loop Line, an historic rail corridor stretching from Sydney’s South West to the Southern Highlands.

The NSW Government funded project will contribute significantly to the local visitor economy and support the continued success of the NSW Rail Museum.

Latest Update

Construction on the Loop Line Upgrade Project is currently on hold while a Review of Environmental Factors is undertaken, as required by Transport for NSW.

This review aims to ensure the project meets the highest of environmental standards.

In the meantime, various design and preparatory works continue.

Further updates, including a revised project timeline, will be provided soon.

ENABLING NEW AND IMPROVED HERITAGE TRAIN EXPERIENCES

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45-minute steam train rides to Buxton

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Premium 3-hour heritage train experiences to Colo Vale

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Rail motor journeys to Picton village

$14.6 MILLION INVESTMENT

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The Loop Line Upgrade Project will:

  • Re-activate the line between Buxton and Colo Vale, a section out of commission for over 30 years.

  • Upgrade the existing section between Picton and Buxton, ensuring the safe, efficient and reliable operation of heritage trains and improved connection with the main line.

  • Enhance the financial sustainability of the NSW Rail Museum, with a stronger and more diverse, regular product offering.

  • Maximise the NSW Rail Museum's ability to educate the community on the state's rail and transport history.

  • Create a unique range of heritage rail experiences which cannot be duplicated elsewhere in Australia, bringing the NSW Rail Museum to life with interstate visitors and eventually international visitors.

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A RAILWAY LINE STEEPED IN HISTORY

The Picton–Mittagong Loop Line first opened in February 1867 as part of the original Main South line, running from Sydney to Melbourne.

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