Maintenance and construction work

Maintenance work on overhead wiringPeriodic maintenance and construction work ensures that we can deliver safe, reliable train services to our customers. Because some work requires road closures, the use of noisy equipment or other impacts, we let our neighbours know of planned work well in advance.

We understand that maintenance and construction work will have an impact on you and your neighbours. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

From most types of work, we will distribute a 'notice of work' flyer directly to nearby residents two weeks in advance. For emergency works, we may be unable to distribute a notice before undertaking the work.

We are also building 12 new depot facilities at strategic locations around our network.

Information on upcoming work is also available on this webpage, or by calling Transport Info on 131 500.

Upcoming Work

Maintenance and construction work
Duration of Work Upcoming Work Details
23 June - February 2015

Bulli Station maintenance work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Bulli Station working on refurbishing platform 2.

July - November 2014

Central Network Base works

To improve the efficiency of rail maintenance in the greater Sydney region, Sydney Trains is building a new network base at Central Station.

July - December 2014

Central Network Base works - temporary car park at Redfern

To improve the efficiency of rail maintenance in the greater Sydney region, Sydney Trains is building a new network base at Central Station.

6-7 September 2014
1-2 November 2014
28 February - 1 March 2015

West Ryde Station maintenance work

Sydney Trains is replacing Platform 3 at West Ryde Station on the T1 Northern Line.

13 September to 30 November

Appian Way Bridge Upgrade, Woodford

Sydney Trains is undertaking construction works on the Rail Overbridge at The Appian Way, Woodford.

29 September to 19 December

Car park improvement works - Gordon Station

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Gordon Station Multistorey car park.

29 September to 31 December

Martin Place Station refurbishment works

Sydney Trains is refurbishing the Mezzanine Floor of Martin Place Station.

13 October to 21 November

Loftus car park improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Loftus commuter car park.

31 October to 12 December

Hornsby Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking refresh works on the concourse at Hornsby Station between 8pm and 2am on various nights over the next six weeks.

3-27 November

Bondi to Tempe improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking night time maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Tempe via Erskineville.

3-27 November

Improvement works Waverton to Macdonaldtown

Sydney Trains is undertaking night time maintenance work between Waverton and Macdonaldtown via the city.

15 November to 16 December

Sydney Terminal improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Sydney Terminal.

17-21 November

North Sydney to Hornsby improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between North Sydney and Hornsby each night.

17 November to 31 January

Lewisham improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at the pedestrian walkway between Thomas Street and High Street, Lewisham, as well as Lewisham Station.

19-28 November

Auburn Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking weeknight maintenance work at Auburn Station.

21-28 November

Artarmon to Chatswood improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Artarmon and Chatswood.

22-23 November

Hornsby Substation improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Hornsby Substation.

22-24 November

City to Ashfield and Sydenham works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between the City Circle and Ashfield, as well as between Central and Sydenham.

26-28 November

Flemington to Lidcombe via Olympic Park works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Flemington and Lidcombe via Olympic Park.

27-28 November

North Sydney Siding improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at North Sydney Siding.

29-30 November

Erskineville tunnels improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work in the Erskineville rail tunnel.

29-30 November

Hurstville improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work on the corner of Queens Road and McLeod Street, Hurstville.

29 November to 1 December

Auburn to Westmead improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work on the T1 Western Line between Auburn and Westmead.

29 November to 1 December

Bondi Junction to Erskineville works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Erskineville.

29 November to 1 December

Granville to Glenfield improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work on the T2 Airport, Inner West and South Line between Granville and Glenfield.

29 November to 1 December

Merrylands improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work in the rail corridor at Merrylands.

29 November to 1 December

Woolloomooloo to Edgecliff improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Woolloomooloo and Edgecliff.

29 November to 8 December

Parramatta improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking preparation works on the rail underbridge at Pitt Street, Parramatta.

1-18 December

Bondi Junction to Tempe improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking weeknight maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Tempe via Erskineville.

1-18 December

Improvement works Waverton to Macdonaldtown

Sydney Trains is undertaking weeknight maintenance work between Waverton and Macdonaldtown via City Circle.

 

Our work and the environment

Some noisy works take place overnight and on weekends. This is to ensure we can complete our work as quickly as possible and minimise disruptions for our customers.

We have a responsibility to remove trees that pose a threat to rail or electrical infrastructure, or obstruct access or sighting distances within the rail corridor. Where possible, we plant appropriate species, on site or nearby, to offset any trees removed.

If you have any concerns about our impact on the environment, or would like to report noise or other pollution, call the Rail Greenline on 1300 656 999.

More information

  • If you're planning on travelling by train during maintenance and construction work, check the Sydney Trains website or call 131 500 for alternative transport arrangments.
  • If you live near a railway line south of Macarthur, west of Wallerawang or north of Hamilton, maintenance work is carried out by the Australian Rail Track Corporation or John Holland Rail.