Alice-Darwin rail services resume after repairs


Trains between Alice Springs and Darwin have resume after completion of flood repairs to track

Train operations between Alice Springs and Darwin have restarted after completion of repairs to the track damaged by floodwaters.

Railway operator FreightLink says the first train operated through the site yesterday and normal train schedules have now resumed.

Repairs began last Tuesday on the 100m section of track 230km north of Alice Springs, after ongoing heavy rain hampered efforts to deploy equipment to the site.

Services between Adelaide and Alice Springs to supply Northern Territory markets were unaffected, along with bulk mineral trains servicing the Bootu Creek manganese mine and the Frances Creek iron ore mine.


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