Buses replace trains on T3 Bankstown Line during essential Rail Repair Plan trackwork this weekend


Western Sydney passengers, particularly those on the T3 Bankstown Line, are urged to plan ahead with essential Rail Repair Plan trackwork taking place this weekend. 

Sydney Trains will have more than 700 staff removing 74 high-priority defects and repairing more than 10km of track. 

On the T3 Bankstown Line, buses will replace trains between Liverpool, Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham all weekend. Trains will run between Sydenham and the City Circle, stopping at St Peters and Erskineville. 

Enabling works for the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project will take place between Lidcombe and Sydenham at the same time and continue until 5 October.

Buses will also replace trains between Leppington and Fairfield on the T2 Leppington Line and T5 Cumberland Line. T5 customers may need to change trains to continue their journey. 

And on the T8 Airport & South Line, buses will replace trains between Macarthur and East Hills. Trains will run between East Hills and the City via the Airport, some to a changed timetable. 

Sydney Trains is working hard to minimise the impact of the essential work of the Rail Repair Plan as much as possible. Passengers are encouraged to allow for extra travel time and plan ahead by visiting transportnsw.info or using trip planning apps on their mobile devices.  

Intercity Services 

Trains on the Southern Highlands Line will be replaced by buses between Moss Vale and Campbelltown from 8pm on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Goulburn, Moss Vale and East Hills. Customers may need to change buses to continue their journey and can get on a train at East Hills. 

Trackwork Next Week 

From Monday 25 September to Thursday 5 October, buses will replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham on the T3 Bankstown Line to facilitate work on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project. Trains will continue to run between Liverpool and Lidcombe.   

Nightly from 9.40pm to 1.30am on Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September, buses will replace trains between Central and Bondi Junction on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line. 

Sydney Trains thanks our passengers for their patience as we work to build a more resilient and reliable network.