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North Coast XPT service back on track

Customers traveling on North Coast XPT services between Sydney and Brisbane can enjoy the full train journey again, after months of weather-related disruption.

As well as track damage in New South Wales, the floods also delayed Queensland Rail’s completion of the Brisbane Cross River Delivery Authority project, meaning passenger trains were unable to get to the Roma Street station.

Infrastructure repairs are now complete, so coaches will no longer be needed to replace trains on the XPT service between Casino and Brisbane.

Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway said it was great news for customers and the North Coast region as it recovers from the flooding.

“I thank NSW TrainLink regional customers for their patience over the past few months of disrupted journeys due to unprecedented flooding and extreme weather,” Mr Farraway said.

“The North Coast route between Sydney and Brisbane is NSW TrainLink’s longest XPT service, covering 1,012 kilometers over 15 hours and stopping at 24 locations.

“It is also one of the most popular regional rail journeys in the country, with a total number of two-way passenger trips of around 100,000 per year, before COVID.

“NSW TrainLink crews are delighted to be back on track the full distance between Sydney and Brisbane, serving customers on North Coast XPTs.

“This service is so important for connecting people across state lines, including those traveling for school, medical appointments, or to see family.”

Customers can book travel on the North Coast XPT or any other regional NSW TrainLink service by calling 13 22 32 or online at transportnsw.info/regional-bookings.

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