Six wagons, which derailed on the Sandy Hollow-Gulgong line this week, have been removed from the rail corridor

SIX wagons, which derailed on the Sandy Hollow-Gulgong line on Wednesday morning, have been removed from the rail corridor.

And, now, the clean-up of coal is underway.

The incident occurred near Baerami, when the train – owned by Pacific National – was returning from the Moolarben coal mine, north-east of Mudgee.

“The derailment site was handed back to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) by the independent rail safety investigator and regulator at about 5.40pm on February 6,” an ARTC spokesperson said on Friday.

“Recovery work continued overnight and is progressing well.

“Supplies for repair are arriving and they’re initiating as planned.

“The ARTC has taken the opportunity to repair and improve the condition to the level crossing at Rosemount Road, Denman.

“Motorists are reminded there are detours in place via the Golden Highway.”

The ARTC is anticipating services will return to normal next week.