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.

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
18 January to 30 April 2016

Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge, Refurbishment work

Waterway Constructions is undertaking maintenance work on behalf of Sydney Trains at Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge. Work will take place between 06:00 Monday to 20:00 Saturday including some Sundays.

29 February to 30 September 2016

Prince Alfred Sidings improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Prince Alfred Sidings Compressor House from 07:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 07:00 to 13:00 Saturday/Sunday.

28 March to 29 April 2016

Hurstville Substation improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking civil and electrical construction works at Hurstville mostly occuring during normal hours of operation from 07:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 until 13:00 Saturdays.

29 March to 17 July 2016

Kiama Downs improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking embankment stabilisation and drainage works at Kiama Downs. Work will take place during track closedown from Monday 11 April to Thursday 24 April between 07:00 until 22:00. Work will take place around the clock on Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April and Friday 22 until Sunday 24 April.

4-29 April 2016

Bondi Junction to Central improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Central nightly between 09:00 until 04:00.

4-29 April 2016

Central to Tempe improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Tempe nightly between 09:00 until 04:00.

4-29 April 2016

Macdonaldtown to Strathfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Macdonaldtown and Strathfield nightly during the week between 21:00 and 04:00.

4-29 April 2016

Eveleigh Yard improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Eveleigh Yard between 06:00 until 14:30.

4 April to 10 June 2016

Strathfield Station Platform 7&8 Lift Upgrade

Sydney Trains is undertaking major Lift Replacement works at Strathfield station replacing the lift on Platform 7 and 8. Work will take place between 07:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday, and 07:00 until 16:00 on weekends.

11 April to 30 November 2016

Lily Street Bridge replacement 6 Month Road Closure

As part of the ongoing construction of the Lily Street Allawah overbridge, Sydney Trains will be closing down Lily Street Bridge for a 6 month period to allow for the installation of integral members of the new bridge. These works may create additional noise during the day and night of the weekend.

12 April to 10 June 2016

Marrickville to Birrong improvement works

Sydney Trains is undertaking vegetation maintenance work between Marrickville to Birrong between 07:00 until 04:00 weekdays, and 08:00 until 15:30 weekends.

18-27 April 2016

Redfern Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Redfern Station from 20:00 until 04:00.

18-29 April 2016

Summer Hill Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Summer Hill Station from 19:00 until 06:00 (except public holiday 25 April).

18-29 April 2016

Minto Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Minto Station from 19:00 until 06:00 (except public holiday 25 April).

18-29 April 2016

Pymble drainage improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Pymble installing new pits and pipes on the northern side of Pymble Station. Work will be carried out around the clock from 06:00 Saturday until 22:00 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

North Strathfield Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at North Strathfield Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Penshurst Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Penshurst Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Summer Hill Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Summer Hill Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

West Ryde Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at West Ryde Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Carlton Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Carlton Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Jannali Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Jannali Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Wahroonga Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Wahroonga Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Penrith Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Penrith Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Yennora Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Yennora Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

24-30 April 2016

Warwick Farm Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Warwick Farm Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

26-29 April 2016

Oatley improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Oatley upgrading fencing between 06:30 and 17:00 weekdays.

26 April to 6 May 2016

Redfern to Erskineville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Redfern to Erskineville from 02:00 until 12:00.

27 April to 3 May 2016

Newtown Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Newtown Station from 20:00 until 04:00.

27-29 April 2016

Birrong Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Birrong Station between 19:00 and 12:00.

28 April to 2 May 2016

Hornsby Car Sidings improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Hornsby Car Sidings between 07:00 and 19:00.

29 April 2016

Homebush Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Homebush Station between 10:00 and 02:00.

30 April to 2 May 2016

Hornsby improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Hornsby Maintenance Centre around the clock from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May 2016.

1-7 May 2016

Gordon Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Gordon Station between 20:00 and 04:00.

1-7 May 2016

Rhodes Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Rhodes Station between 20:00 and 04:00.

1-7 May 2016

Waverton Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Waverton Station between 12:00 and 20:00.

1-13 May 2016

Minto Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking station upgrade works at Minto Station between 19:00 and 06:00.

1-31 May 2016

Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge, Refurbishment work

Waterway Constructions is undertaking further minor cosmetic maintenance works on behalf of Sydney Trains at Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge. Work will take place between 06:00 Monday to 20:00 Saturday including some Sundays and around the clock works as required.

2-6 May 2016

Granville to Glenfield Improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Granville and Glenfield between 21:00 and 04:00.

2-6 May 2016

Villawood to Cabramatta Improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Villawood to Cabramatta between 21:00 and 04:00.

6-9 May 2016

Central to Sydenham improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Sydenham around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

6-9 May 2016

Macdonaldtown to Ashfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Macdonaldtown and Ashfield around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

7-8 May 2016

Central Flyovers bridgeworks

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at the Flyovers between Central Station and the Cleveland Street Bridge from 02:00 Saturday until 22:00 Sunday.

7-8 May 2016

City Underground Tunnel maintenance

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work in the City Underground Tunnel's between Central Station and Town Hall. Work on track will take place around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 22:00 Sunday.

8-14 May 2016

Edgecliff Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Edgecliff Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

8-14 May 2016

Panania Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Panania Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

8-14 May 2016

Killara Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Killara Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

8-14 May 2016

Thornleigh Station & Car Park improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Thornleigh Station and car park from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

8-14 May 2016

Woolooware Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Woolooware Station between 12:00 until 20:00.

8-14 May 2016

Wollstonecraft Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Wollstonecraft Station between 12:00 until 20:00.

8-14 May 2016

Cronulla Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Cronulla Station from 20:00 until 04:00 Monday to Saturday, and 16:00 until 23:59 Sunday.

9-13 May 2016

West Ryde to Epping improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between West Ryde and Epping nightly between 21:30 until 04:00.

14-16 May 2016

Epping to Thornleigh improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Epping and Thornleigh around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 02:00 Monday.

19-24 May 2016

Sydenham to Marrickville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sydenham and Marrickville around the clock from 09:00 Thursday until 16:00 Tuesday.

19-24 May 2016

Sydenham to Tempe improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sydenham and Tempe around the clock from 09:00 Thursday until 16:00 Tuesday.

20-23 May 2016

Central to Clyde improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Clyde around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

20-23 May 2016

Lidcombe to Regents Park improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Lidcombe and Regents Park around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

20-23 May 2016

Erskineville to Bankstown improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Erskineville and Bankstown around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

20-23 May 2016

Bankstown to Cabramatta improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bankstown and Cabramatta around the clock from 22:00 Friday until 02:00 Monday.

30 May to 3 June 2016

Wolli Creek to Hurstville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Wolli Creek and Hurstville nighty between 22:00 until 04:00.

4-6 June 2016

Central to Wolli Creek improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Wolli Creek around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 02:00 Monday.

4-6 June 2016

Turrella to Glenfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Turrella and Glenfield around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 02:00 Monday.

4-6 June 2016

Granville to Blacktown improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Granville and Blacktown around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 02:00 Monday.

11-13 June 2016

West Ryde improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at West Ryde around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 02:00 Monday.

14-17 June 2016

St Marys to Emu Plains improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between St Marys and Emu Plains from 22:00 until 04:00 nightly.

20-24 June 2016

Glenfield to Leppington improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Glenfield and Leppington from 21:00 until 04:00 nightly.

 

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.