All coal for export from the proposed Hume Coal underground mine will be transported by rail from the mine site to Port Kembla.
There will be no effect on passenger trains as these will always take priority. Hume Coal trains will only use the Unanderra line (known as the freight line), having no impact on the passenger services on the main southern line.
A new rail loop will be built on land owned by the company, connecting to the existing Berrima Branch line. The trains will be made up of the most technologically advanced locomotives and rail wagons, to minimise noise and emissions. The train load point will also be enclosed.
The wagons will be covered to protect air quality along the train route on the Moss Vale to Unanderra line.
At full production of up to four trains will be loaded each day to make the journey to Port Kembla and return.
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