STOP For Trains! Tycannah St rail crossing now open
A three-kilometre section of track on the Moree-Inverell railway line – between Broadbent Grain and the Tycannah Street Level Crossing – is now open for business.
The first train is expected to use the line this Friday, March 3 with more in April to accommodate the recent bumper harvest.
Moree Plains Shire Council urges motorists to please be aware that the GIVEWAY signs at the Tycannah Street level crossing have changed to STOP signs.
This means motorists must STOP at the level crossing and look to ensure that a train is not approaching before crossing over.
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has recently completed renewal works on the Moree to Inverell rail line and upgrading the level crossing at Tycannah Street as part of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Rail program being undertaken across the state.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has now taken over responsibility for management and maintenance of the line for TfNSW.
MPSC thanks residents and visitors for their co-operation while adapting to the changing and increased use of the Tycannah Street level crossing as a result of the upgrades.
The works will significantly increase the loading amount on rail to service the region.
Achieving this helps to balance the use of road and rail freight to reduce costs for growers and boost the local economy.
Feedback and comments welcomed – contact ARTC’s enviroline on 1300 550 402 or email [email protected]
Media Release: February 27, 2017
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