Blue Mountains Railtrail

While railtrails are generally developed along abandoned railway corridors, the term “railtrail” can also describe trails built beside operating railways within the railway easement. Trails have been built beside railway lines in several states such as those along sections of the Belgrave and Glen Waverly lines in Melbourne.

A group is promoting the development of a trail from Mt Victoria to Katoomba. State Rail is well disposed to the concept, but the local council has not receptive.

They hope that an Upper Mountains cycle railtrail will be part of a transmountian trail linking to the proposed Tarana-Oberon railtrail. Additionally CAMWEST would like to link Sydney to Glenbrook which then links to Wentworth Falls via the Oaks and Andersons Fire Trails.

More information: Upper – Mid Mountains Cycle Rail Trail Web Site.

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