It has now been almost half a year since the cessation of electric services on the Blue Mountains line beyond Mt Victoria, the line is still not open and all diesel hauled services are very limited along with freight, the process of rebuilding has taken far longer than expected with all wiring and signalling unavailable resulting in the forced use of temporary systems
The buildings at the former Newnes Junction station have apparently been destroyed and some rumours have said that one of Zig Zags platforms has been destroyed or badly damaged, similar rumours have spread about Bell station
My questions are, what is the timeline for a potential reopening and have any stations been destroyed
I wish I could answer you! I have tried looking and asking directly for information about this, but it is very hard to come by.
Just a great wall of silence from NSW TrainLink.
Doesn't anyone in charge there care?
Are they hoping that no-one will notice or that the citizens of Lithgow have forgotten that they once had a regular train service?
TrainLink would find that people would be more forgiving if they provided updates and brought their customers along for the ride, so to speak. If there are issues in obtaining replacement equipment or the expertise needed to do the job, it is better to be up front than try and hide it. That's why all we have at the moment are rumours and hearsay.