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New Intercity Fleet Program

Project profile

The NSW Government is delivering a New Intercity Fleet to replace the trains carrying customers from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

Benefits and features

The new double deck trains will give long distance customers a more comfortable travelling experience. The trains will be safe, comfortable, accessible and provide an appealing environment for customers during longer journeys with features including:

  • Wider seats with arm rests and more space
  • Charging stations for mobile devices for each seat
  • Cup holders and tray tables
  • Two by two seating on upper and lower levels
  • Dedicated space for luggage, prams, bicycles and wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
  • Digital screens and announcements
  • CCTV and passenger intercoms
  • Modern air conditioning

The new trains will come into service progressively, with the first trains anticipated to be delivered in 2019.

NSW TrainLink former Chief Executive Rob Mason talks us through the features of the New Intercity Fleet.

Project status

The contract to build and maintain more than 500 new train carriages for the New Intercity Fleet has been awarded to RailConnect.

New Intercity Fleet maintenance facility

A new purpose built intercity fleet maintenance facility will be built at Kangy Angy on the NSW Central Coast to service and maintain the new fleet of trains, subject to planning approval.

New Intercity Fleet Eveleigh facility 

Modifications are proposed within the existing maintenance and stabling facility at Eveleigh to accommodate the new trains.

Last updated: 5 April 2017