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Train Reinstatement Project

A lot of work has been completed since our last train reinstatement project update was provided in March.

Almost half the track has been upgraded, with work now concentrated on the northern boundary and around the cutting area where the train begins to pull into the station.

Three of the five new carriage frames have been built and successfully tested parallel to the track upgrade. The final two carriage frames are expected to be completed and tested within the next fortnight.

Work on the new locomotive has continued in both Wagga and Brisbane, and assembly of the locomotive is expected to commence over the next month or so. Maintenance on our existing locomotive, Mighty Mike, will begin in the next month or so in preparation for recommencement of our miniature steam train operations early in the new financial year.

As reported previously, other works associated with the track upgrade includes new railings between the bridges in the international area. This work will commence once the new carriages have been completed.

Visitors will also see the existing train operating over the next few weeks which will involve testing parts of the new track.

We regret the ongoing inconvenience of not being able to operate the train, but the lengthy hiatus in operations will provide greater comfort and enjoyment in the future and, importantly, ensure that all safety precautions are taken to meet Australian Standards.