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
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.

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 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.

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.

16-27 May 2016

Sydenham improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Sydenham conducting structural steel painting and refurbishment works to the Princess Highway Bridge at Sydenham. Work will take place between 07:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday, and around the clock from 02:00 Saturday until 22:00 Sunday.

16 May to 3 June 2016

Glenfield Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking Station upgrade works at Glenfield station painting, tiling and conducting routine maintenance. Works will take place between 19:00 and 06:00.

17 May to 7 June 2016

Pleasure Point Substation improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking major maintenance work at Pleasure Point Substation, Lomandra Court renewing substation equipment. Work will take place between:
07:00 and 16:30 weekdays
07:00 and 16:30 Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May
04:00 Saturday 4 June until 22:00 Sunday 5 June 2016.

18-24 May 2016

Marrickville Victoria Road bridgeworks

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work on the rail bridge over Victoria Road near the intersection of Myrtle Street, Marrickville. Noisy works such as abrasive blasting will take place over the weekend, from Saturday 21 May between 10:00 until 22:00.

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.

20-24 May 2016

Croydon to Burwood improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Croydon and Burwood between 02:00 until 23:00.

22-28 May 2016

Tempe Station improvement work

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

22-28 May 2016

Allawah Station improvement work

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

22-28 May 2016

Lidcombe Station improvement work

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

22-28 May 2016

Rockdale Station improvement work

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

22-29 May 2016

Ashfield Station improvement work

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

23 May to 30 June 2016

Ingleburn Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Ingleburn Station south side car park between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday; and 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

27-29 May 2016

Mortdale Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking construction and maintenance work at Mortdale Station between 10pm to 5am.

28-29 May 2016

Hurstville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking electrical construction work at Hurstville between 6am Saturday and 7pm Sunday.

29 May to 4 June 2016

Sydenham Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Sydenham Station between 20:00 until 04:00.

29 May to 4 June 2016

Wolli Creek Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Wolli Creek Station between 20:00 until 04:00.

29 May to 4 June 2016

Lewisham Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Lewisham Station between 20:00 until 04:00.

29 May to 4 June 2016

Strathfield Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Strathfield Station between 20:00 until 04:00.

30 May to 3 June 2016

Macdonaldtown to North Strathfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Macdonaldtown and North Strathfield between 21:00 until 04:00.

30 May to 1 July 2016

Waverton to Milsons Point improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Waverton and Milsons Point during weeknights between 21:00 until 04:00.

30 May to 1 July 2016

Bondi Junction to Tempe improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Tempe via Erskineville during weeknights between 21:00 until 04:00.

30 May to 10 June 2016

East Richmond improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Bourke Street Level Crossing between 7am and 3.30pm Monday 30 May to Friday 10 June; and 8.30pm until 5.30am Monday 6 June to Friday 10 June.

31 May to 4 June 2016

Wahroonga Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Wahroonga Station between 8pm and 4am.

31 May to 4 June 2016

Campsie Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Campsie Station between 8pm and 4am.

31 May to 4 June 2016

Caringbah Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Caringbah Station between 8pm and 4am.

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.

4-24 June 2016

Kingsgrove Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance works at Kingsgrove Station reconstructing the platform to improve safety. There will be continuous work from 02:00 Saturday 4 June until 22:00 Sunday. Weekday work will take place between 07:00 until 17:00.

5 June 2016

Granville to Auburn vegetation maintenance work

Sydney Trains is undertaking vegetation management work between 08:00 until 14:30.

5-11 June 2016

Burwood Station improvement work

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

5-11 June 2016

Kogarah Station improvement work

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

5-11 June 2016

Toongabbie Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Toongabbie Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Westmead Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Westmead Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Banksia Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Banksia Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Gymea Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Gymea Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Kirrawee Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Kirrawee Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Miranda Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Miranda Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

5-11 June 2016

Quakers Hill Station improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking scheduled cleaning at Quakers Hill Station between 8pm until 04am Monday to Saturday; and 4pm till 11:59pm Sunday.

6-10 June 2016

Wolli Creek to Oatley improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Wolli Creek and Oatley nightly between 10pm to 4am.

10-14 June 2016

Homebush to Flemington improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Homebush and Flemington around the clock between 22:00 until 02:00.

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.

11-13 June 2016

Normanhurst to Berowra improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Normanhurst and Berowra around the clock from 2am Saturday until 11pm Monday.

11-13 June 2016

Strathfield to Thornleigh improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Strathfield and Thornleigh around the clock from 2am Saturday until 11pm Monday.

11-13 June 2016

Flemington to Strathfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Flemington and Strathfield around the clock from 2am Saturday until 11pm Monday.

11-13 June 2016

Hornsby to Mount Kuring-Gai improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Hornsby and Mount Kuring-Gai between 2am and 9pm.

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.

18-20 June 2016

Glenfield to Leppington improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Glenfield and Leppington around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

18-20 June 2016

East Hills to Glenfield improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between East Hills and Glenfield around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

18-20 June 2016

Sefton to Cabramatta improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sefton and Cabramatta around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

18-20 June 2016

Fairfield to Macarthur improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Fairfield and Macarthur around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

19-20 June 2016

Bondi Junction to Erskineville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Erskineville around the clock from 02:00 Sunday until 02:00 Monday.

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.

20-24 June 2016

North Sydney to Chatswood improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between North Sydney and Chatswood nightly between 10pm and 4am.

25-27 June 2016

Sutherland to Cronulla improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sutherland and Cronulla from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

25-27 June / 2-4 July 2016

Hurstville to Waterfall improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Hurstville and Waterfall around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

25-27 June / 2-4 July 2016

Central to Hurstville improvement work

Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Hurstville around the clock from 2am Saturday until 2am Monday.

 

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.