Transport for NSW has said "changes are expected" as seven jobs are expected to disappear from Nyngan when UGL Regional LINX take over operations along the country regional network.
UGL Regional LINX will replace John Holland Rail from January next year, after the company won the 10-year contract issued by Transport for NSW for rail track maintenance along the rail network.
However the Bogan Shire Council was informed the Nyngan Works Depot was not included in their contract submission, and they would base their western operations in Dubbo and Orange.
Bogan Shire Council mayor Ray Donald said they had urgently written to a number of state and federal government ministers including deputy premier John Barilaro, seeking intervention to reverse the decision to close the Nyngan depot.
The Daily Liberal contacted the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole, however was given a statement by a Transport for NSW spokesperson.
The spokesperson said Transport for NSW had received correspondence in relation to the closure of the Nyngan depot, and UGL Regional Linx had been on contact with affected staff and Bogan Shire Council.
Cr Donald said they met with CEO of UGL regional LINX, John Pistak last month who explained the Nyngan depot "wasn't necessary" and informed a mobile crew would replace the seven workers in Nyngan, who would be offered redundancies or alternative employment in other locations.
Their concern however is the economic impacts to the small community by removing seven workers and their families from the town.
Transport for NSW however said UGL Regional LINX contract took into consideration the needs of the network, including the location of employment opportunities, to deliver the best value for the people of NSW.
"The last time this was comprehensively reviewed was ten years ago," the spokesperson said.
"As a result changes are to be expected."
They said under the new contract 80 percent of staff employed on the country rail network would be based in regional NSW, and there would be the creation of 71 new regional jobs.
"UGL is in the process of mobilising their operations and their workforce," the Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
"During this time, they will consult closely with affected staff to deliver opportunities that range from continued employment on the CRN at their current or another location, as well as retraining and alternative employment opportunities elsewhere in the UGL business."
Transport for NSW said UGL Regional LINX will also continue to engage with leaders in the communities where employment changes are occurring.