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
2-29 January 2015

Waverton to Ashfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Waverton and Ashfield, via the City Circle.

5-29 January 2015

Bondi Junction to Tempe improvement work

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

5 January to 30 June 2015

Blacktown lifts and escalator replacement

Sydney Trains is undertaking major maintenance work at Blacktown Station.

24-26 January 2015

Central to Redfern improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Redfern carrying out track reconstruction, including rerailing and resleepering, to provide a smoother ride for customers.

24-26 January 2015

Seven Hills to Richmond improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Seven Hills to Richmond.

27-30 January 2015

Rooty Hill to Mount Druitt improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking routine maintenance work at Mount Druitt completing some track adjustments.

27-28 January 2015

Chatswood Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Chatswood Station continuing toilet refresh work.

27-28 January 2015

Turramurra Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Turramurra Station completing a deep clean of the station concourse.

27 January to 2 February 2015

Blacktown Substation improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Blacktown Substation upgrading electrical infrastructure.

30 January to 2 February 2015

Turrella to Revesby improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Turrella and Revesby.

2-26 February 2015

Waverton to Macdonaldtown work

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

2-26 February 2015

Bondi Junction to Tempe improvement work

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

2-27 February 2015

Lindfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking weekday maintenance work at Lindfield upgrading drainage in the area.

6-9 February 2015

Central to Turrella improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Turrella.

7-9 February 2015

Central to Waterfall improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Waterfall, including Sutherland to Cronulla.

23 June to February 2015

Bulli Station maintenance work

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

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.

17 November to 31 January 2015

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 improving the reliability of power supply to the station.

 

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.