What of coal and freight services are they also affected and out of action on the weekend?
Reason I am asking is I have a friend coming up and wants to do a bit of Gunzelling on the way to QLD.
Thanks in advance
It has been something like ten consecutive years of June long weekend shutdown on all northern lines.There was a break of the shut down not that many years back, which was the first and only time I had seen it.
For many years I try to visit family up in Newcastle over this long weekend, but I always take the car......not going to sit on a trackwork bus all that way unless I really have to.
By the way, I have seen regular State Transit buses used on the trackwork run, all the way from Sydney to Newcastle. A very unattractive proposition.
Will this be the way things are to be for another ten years? Another twenty?
Yes, obviously maintenance needs to be done, but why does this part of the network get this treatment on this date year after year?
So much for any folk from the Central Coast, the Hunter etc coming down for Vivid over the weekend...the idea of sitting in a bus is not an appealing option for lots of folk.
Oh well, that's the way it goes.