Wagga flooding issues affecting rail services?

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Floodwaters reached a peak in the New South Wales town of Coonamble this morning but authorities are still bracing for possible inundation in the town of Wagga Wagga later today.

New South Wales Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan said the Coonamble levee was expected to hold after the Castlereagh River peaked at about 5.3 metres, below its predicted highest level, this morning.

But evacuated residents were still being urged to stay away from their homes pending further advice from the SES.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/06/3085566.htm?site=sydney

Will rail services be affected?

--Bill

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  Wrigleys Chief Train Controller

Not at present
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
No - but it's affecting my ability to watch / chase trains!!!
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Seems only the west is affected atm.

From http://www.countrylink.info

Train service alterations
6 December 2010

Western Line - Due to flooding at Wellington, the 7.10am Sydney to Dubbo XPT service will terminate at Orange where passengers will transfer to a road coach service for the remainder of their journey. The 2.10pm XPT service from Dubbo to Sydney will be replaced by a road coach service between Dubbo and Orange where passengers will transfer to the XPT service for the reomainder of their journey.


Coach service alterations
6 December 2010

Due to flooding and road closures on the Western line the following service disruptions have occurred:

CLK582 - The 8.50am Lightning Ridge to Dubbo road coach service has been cancelled.

CLK513 - The 2.20pm Dubbo to Lightning Ridge road coach service has been cancelled.

CLK544 - The 6.20am Gulgong to Lithgow road coach service will commence from Mudgee and will not pick up or drop off passengers between Lue, Rylstone Hospital, Kandos, Charbon and Clandulla. It will divert around these areas and resume pick up and drop off at Illford.

CLK543 - The 7.20pm Lithgow to Gulgong road coach service will be unable to pick up or drop off passengers between Clandulla, Charbon, Kandos, Rylstone Hospital, Rylstone and Lue. It will divert around these areas and resume pick up and drop off at Mudgee Station.

CLK545 - The 10.00am Lithgow to Coonabarabran road coach service will not pick up or drop off at Mendooran.

CLK540 - The 12.35pm Coonabarabran to Lithgow road coach service will not pick up or drop off at Mendooran.
7 December 2010

CLK513 - The 2.20pm Dubbo to Lightning Ridge road coach service has been cancelled.

CLK514 - The 5.50am Lightning Ridge to Dubbo road coach service has been cancelled.



For information on all Western Line services please contact our reservations call centre on 132 232.
  Maikha Moderator Not a gunzel

No - but it's affecting my ability to watch / chase trains!!!
"wat700"
How are things going there at the moment? Sadly I know of one friend who's still in the evacuation centre now and I'm on the phone to every few hours  Crying or Very sad
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
From my perspective, all things considered it's not too bad in Wagga.  For the majority of the population it is business as usual with some minor changes.

North Wagga, East Wagga and Gumly Gumly have all been largely evacuated.  The river has peaked and is now receding.  The amount of damage done will be more obvious tomorrow.  Some roads are cut but there are work arounds for the majority.  Farmers are probably suffering the most with crop damage.

What will be interesting is if the predicted heavy rain comes Wednesday as that will likely have us dealing with localised flooding from that plus the River rising again.  It is possible that further heavy rain will have us dealing with floods for the next week or two.  Will wait and see.

No doubt I'll be filling sand bags again....

Smile
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
From my perspective, all things considered it's not too bad in Wagga.  For the majority of the population it is business as usual with some minor changes.

North Wagga, East Wagga and Gumly Gumly have all been largely evacuated.  The river has peaked and is now receding.  The amount of damage done will be more obvious tomorrow.  Some roads are cut but there are work arounds for the majority.  Farmers are probably suffering the most with crop damage.

What will be interesting is if the predicted heavy rain comes Wednesday as that will likely have us dealing with localised flooding from that plus the River rising again.  It is possible that further heavy rain will have us dealing with floods for the next week or two.  Will wait and see.

No doubt I'll be filling sand bags again....

Smile
"wat700"


Well Hay just copped 30mm since 7.30 tonight and its still sprinkling with more coming on the radar so you guys can expect a bugger of a week by the looks of it....keep safe eh.
Our turn for major flooding in around 10 or so days it seems.
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
The other bugger about the rain is that the postal distribution centre is cut off at the moment so there's no mail!  So all my model train purchases - including my highly anticipated Auscision N Class will be delayed....  Crying or Very sad

Still my house is high and dry and so I can't complain in the scheme of things!
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Dang.  I busted my balls getting the Riverina mail out last night...
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Canberra Branch has now been affected due to a mud slide in the Molonglo Gorge, near Pine Range No. 2 Tunnel.  6:45 Xplorer ex Canberra has had to return to Queanbeyan and Canberra.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Countrylink says it is mointering the situation very closely
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
Countrylink says it is mointering the situation very closely
"lsrailfan"
I have just posted in this thread
  X_Class Junior Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Canberra Branch has now been affected due to a mud slide in the Molonglo Gorge, near Pine Range No. 2 Tunnel.  6:45 Xplorer ex Canberra has had to return to Queanbeyan and Canberra.
"Duffy"


I was wondering if that was ever gonna happen!

They have a 30kmh speed restriction on that hill (been there for at least 10 years that I know of). It used to have a slip site detector with a light at each end that was permanently lit and went out when there was a slip detected.

I remember seeing them put in some new culverts about 5 or 6 years ago - mustnt have been enough.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Canberra Branch has now been affected due to a mud slide in the Molonglo Gorge, near Pine Range No. 2 Tunnel.  6:45 Xplorer ex Canberra has had to return to Queanbeyan and Canberra.
"Duffy"


I was wondering if that was ever gonna happen!

They have a 30kmh speed restriction on that hill (been there for at least 10 years that I know of). It used to have a slip site detector with a light at each end that was permanently lit and went out when there was a slip detected.

I remember seeing them put in some new culverts about 5 or 6 years ago - mustnt have been enough.
"X_Class"


The 30kmh limit was oddly raised to 40kmh about 12 months ago.  Currently, theres a 20kmh restriction extending from Pine Range No2 half way down the Gorge due to track defects, including a very noticeable kink over a culvert.  Whether these defects are the result of slippages, I dont know.
When did the slip detectors come out?

Funnily enough, ARTC are shutting the branch down on consecutive weekends in January to do further culvert work.  The material can be seen by the side of the line between Pine Range No.1 and Pine Range No.2

Line was apparently cleared by 1800 hrs this afternoon.

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