The state government is yet to decide the fate of the Newcastle Rail Line.

The decision could still be a long way off despite rumours an announcement was imminent.

It is understood that cabinet is listening to both sides of the debate when considering cutting the line and introducing an alternative mode of transport.

While visiting Newcastle in August, Planning Minister Brad Hazzard said the harbour remains trapped on the other side of the rail line and business owners are keen to see it go.

Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian says all the options need to be carefully considered.

A proposal is currently in place requesting a trial suspension of the line.