Kuranda Railway Closed after Landslips

 
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
Been a drop or 3 of rain around Cairns off the end of the Cyclone.

Cairns to Kuranda closed until at least 31 March due to multiple landslips.



http://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/ServiceUpdates/Pages/Cairns-to-Kuranda-26Mar18.aspx

Barron Falls are in full cry:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-27/barron-falls-in-full-force/9591412

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  Dangersdan707 Deputy Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
when was the last time this happened?
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
when was the last time this happened?
Dangersdan707

Only about four years ago.

The land slips will also stop operation of the Savannahlander.

https://www.savannahlander.com.au/

Mike.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
The land slips will also stop operation of the Savannahlander.

https://www.savannahlander.com.au/

Mike.
The Vinelander

They will stop the Savannahlander from traversing the range. If there are units positioned above the slips they can run Mareeba (or Mt Surprise) to Forsayth. ISTR units being moved by road on a previous occasion to allow this to happen.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Once bitten, twice shy...
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
Once bitten, twice shy...
KRviator
Whatever that link is.........its dead.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

The land slips will also stop operation of the Savannahlander.

https://www.savannahlander.com.au/

Mike.

They will stop the Savannahlander from traversing the range. If there are units positioned above the slips they can run Mareeba (or Mt Surprise) to Forsayth. ISTR units being moved by road on a previous occasion to allow this to happen.
Graham4405
Flooding around Mt Surprise and Einasleigh at the moment.. I don't think much will be moving anywhere for a little while.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Under normal operating procedures the Savannahlander would have arrived in Cairns from Forsayth/Mt Surprise, last Saturday afternoon and would have left again this morning (Wednesday) at 6:30.

It's unlikely the Savannahlander would have left this morning in view of land slips on the Kuranda Range and the floods at Einasleigh, though there's no info on their website at this stage.

Kuranda trains link below;

http://www.ksr.com.au/Pages/Default.aspx

Queensland Rail Travel has detailed service interruption info for Spirit of Queensland:

https://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/ServiceUpdates/Pages/Cairns-to-Brisbane-250318.aspx

and,

https://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/ServiceUpdates/Pages/Delayed---The-Northbound-Spirit-of-Queensland---Brisbane-to-Cairns-27032018.aspx

Not forgetting The Gulflander which has also been hit by floods:

https://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/ServiceUpdates/Pages/Eastbound-Gulflander---Normanton-to-Croydon.aspx

It seems to be a bit damp underfoot in the deep north.


Mike.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.
tazzer96

Would there be many tourists in the area with the cyclone and the rain as it is?
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.
tazzer96
Any there have been a few incidents involving the track inspection vehicle falling off the collapsed track and even trains hitting a landslip after an inspection.
  Fatty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The land slips will also stop operation of the Savannahlander.

https://www.savannahlander.com.au/

Mike.
The Vinelander

They will stop the Savannahlander from traversing the range. If there are units positioned above the slips they can run Mareeba (or Mt Surprise) to Forsayth. ISTR units being moved by road on a previous occasion to allow this to happen.
"Graham4405"


You recall correctly. One of the Sav units was moved by road to Mareeba after a serious landslip in 2008. The service operated from Kuranda to Forsayth for a few months.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.

Would there be many tourists in the area with the cyclone and the rain as it is?
x31

The Australian and International travelling public tend to have a pretty poor concept of what the Northern Wet Season is and what it entails. I doubt travel agents try to dissuade holiday makers either. There's still plenty of tourists up here regardless of the time of year, although the Winter months are usually the peak period. Cairns sees more than 3-million visits per annum.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Once bitten, twice shy...
Whatever that link is.........its dead.
mikesyd
Apologies, tried to make sure it worked too!

It was the link to the previous Kuranda landslide & derailment. Let's see if it works this time....

If not: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/-/media/Safety/railsafety/safetyreports/kuranda-major-rail-incident-inspection-report.pdf
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Cairns - Kuranda service (KSR) resumed today.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.

Would there be many tourists in the area with the cyclone and the rain as it is?

The Australian and International travelling public tend to have a pretty poor concept of what the Northern Wet Season is and what it entails. I doubt travel agents try to dissuade holiday makers either. There's still plenty of tourists up here regardless of the time of year, although the Winter months are usually the peak period. Cairns sees more than 3-million visits per annum.
Sulla1

Do people still use travel agents Question
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Time strapped, two income families might do.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Not overly unusual.  This is one reason why there is a track patrol before every single train movement on the kuranda range.

Would there be many tourists in the area with the cyclone and the rain as it is?

The Australian and International travelling public tend to have a pretty poor concept of what the Northern Wet Season is and what it entails. I doubt travel agents try to dissuade holiday makers either. There's still plenty of tourists up here regardless of the time of year, although the Winter months are usually the peak period. Cairns sees more than 3-million visits per annum.

Do people still use travel agents Question
The Vinelander
I do, but not for much. Got a much cheaper car hire deal in the UK through mine.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
I only use PT in the UK...would never consider driving.

Mike.

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