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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 40 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.

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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, maximising its 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.

KEEP INFORMED

The Loop Line is once again an active railway corridor. As such it is important to always be safe when travelling around the line.
 

It is illegal to enter a rail corridor unless you are walking or driving across an authorised level crossing. 

 

Heavy vehicles involved in the Loop Line Upgrade Project are working in and around the track. Only authorised personnel are permitted to be in these areas.

 

Residents close to the Loop Line are encouraged to sign up for regular project updates using the form below. 

For more detailed questions or information, please email loopline@thnsw.com.au or call 1300 11 55 99.

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ENABLING NEW AND IMPROVED HERITAGE TRAIN EXPERIENCES

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45-minute steam train rides to Buxton

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Premium heritage train experiences to Colo Vale

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Rail motor journeys to Picton village

PROJECT NEWS

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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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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