Blue Mountains line out of action after almost 300mm of rain causes track damage

OUT OF ACTION: The rail line between Leura and Katoomba is out of action following a landslip on Sunday afternoon. Photo: PAUL TOOLE MP
OUT OF ACTION: The rail line between Leura and Katoomba is out of action following a landslip on Sunday afternoon. Photo: PAUL TOOLE MP

Buses will replace trains along the Blue Mountains line for the foreseeable future following a landslip between Leura and Katoomba on Sunday afternoon.

Trains were suspended indefinitely along the line as a result of the damage, with the heavy rain that's lashed large parts of the state also hitting the Blue Mountains.

Leura has received 278 millimetres of rain over the course of the weekend, resulting in the landslip.

SLIP: The extent of the damage caused by a landslip on the track between Leura and Katoomba. Photo: PAUL TOOLE MP

SLIP: The extent of the damage caused by a landslip on the track between Leura and Katoomba. Photo: PAUL TOOLE MP

Train services have been suspended between Lawson and Mount Victoria and buses being organised to operate a replacement service.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said, in a facebook post on Sunday afternoon, that "we appreciate everyone's patience as teams work to investigate the damage".

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