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How we restored South Coast Line services

Posted: Thursday 1 December 2011

The derailed freight trainOn Thursday 24 November, a Pacific National coal freight train derailed at Coalcliff and five wagons tipped on their side.

As a result, trains on the South Coast Line were suspended in both directions between Thirroul and Waterfall until Monday 28 November.

The recovery and repair job required a 500-tonne crane to help move eight 25-tonne wagons, each loaded with 75 tonnes of coal. Over 400 metres of track was damaged.

CityRail thanks South Coast customers for their patience during this period.

Watch how the clean-up of the site took place