Major Disruption: Flooding closes roads & rail lines
18 February 2022
We are pleased to confirm the successful running of the initial trains on the SA/WA and SA/NT lines. The ARTC has confirmed the track re-opened.
We are now working with the rail operators to load and depart vehicle rail wagons. As a result, Pacific National has advised that scheduled services can resume from Thursday, 17th February 2022.
Additionally, we have allocated extra trucks to run between SA and NT to support and clear this backlog of freight.
We assure you of our best endeavours to clear backlogs as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience and support.
8 February 2022
Recovery Works Underway
We will continue to update you as progress reports become available.
Thank you for your patience.
27 January 2022
Damage is worse than first expected.
Unfortunately over the last day, further updates have confirmed the worst, and the track damage to both SA – WA, and SA – NT line is catastrophic. The earliest track reopening has now been moved out to the week beginning 7/2/22.
In addition to the track damage, roads are also out with large amounts of water still covering roads and large parts washed away.
Delays are expected to increase to 3-4 weeks. As the roads and rail lines reopen, it will be at reduced capacity as the civil works continue.
We are actively working with vessel providers to utilise coastal shipping to transport vehicles and clear the backlog of freight.
25 January 2022
Disruption to vehicles moving to or from WA and NT.
We regret to advise that due to the flooding which occurred on the 21st of January, the rail network is closed on the East–West corridor between Lyons & Coondambo SA, due to severe flooding. The rail line has targeted Sunday, 30th of January to reopen, however, this is subject to change.
The Stuart Highway is also closed due to severe flooding impacting the movement of vehicles to and from NT.
These road and rail closures are expected to add a two-week delay.
Please note, these weather events are out of Prixcars' control. We apologise for the inconvenience and will work to minimise the impact on you.
Imagery of the floods in Port Augusta.