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The Upper Hunter Shire Council says it believes Federal Government officials now understand the problems posed by coal train movements through Scone.
Representatives from the Department of Transport and Infrastructure and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) have visited the town, after a request was made during senate estimates hearings.
Scone is already cut in half by long coal trains and there are fears the problem will worsen as new mines open in the Gunnedah Basin.
Council general manager Daryl Dutton says the inspection is a significant step towards addressing the problem.
"Both the ARTC and the federal department representatives acknowledge that there is a definite problem in Scone with coal trains being hauled through the town," he said.
"They acknowledge we have a very compelling case for something to be done.
"The departmental representatives will make some recommendations to their Minister for some action to be taken."
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