Maintenance and construction work

Periodic maintenance and construction work ensures that we can deliver safe, reliable train services to our customers.

Maintenance work on overhead wiring

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

Duration of WorkUpcoming Work Details
8 October 2018 onwardsMaintenance inspections (PDF, 277.85 KB)
15 October 2018 to 25 January 2019Hawkesbury River Bridge Maintenance works (PDF, 80.48 KB)
20 October to 23 December 2018Pymble Bridge maintenance (PDF, 665.45 KB)
1-7 December 2018Burwood improvement works (PDF, 224.14 KB)
2-8 December 2018Harris Park Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
2-8 December 2018Holsworthy Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
2-8 December 2018Macquarie Fields Station improvement work (PDF, 169.03 KB)
2-8 December 2018Toongabbie Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
4-7 December 2018Blacktown to St Marys track maintenance (PDF, 79.85 KB)
4-12 December 2018Rockdale Station improvement works (PDF, 236.89 KB)
4-28 December 2018Bondi Junction to Erskineville track maintenance (PDF, 80.66 KB)
4-28 December 2018City Circle to Macdonaldtown track maintenance (PDF, 84.68 KB)
8-9 December 2018Carlton Station improvement works (PDF, 148.15 KB)
8-9 December 2018Como railway cutting maintenance (PDF, 288.64 KB)
8-9 December 2018Rooty Hill to St Marys High Voltage vegetation maintenance (PDF, 80.85 KB)
8-9 December 2018Sutherland improvement works (PDF, 219.3 KB)
8-9 December 2018Sutherland to Como Tree trimming for electrical safety (PDF, 79.54 KB)
8-9 December 2018The Avenue, Hurstville Improvement Works (PDF, 181.27 KB)
8-10 December 2018Central to Hurstville track maintenance (PDF, 82.03 KB)
8-10 December 2018Mortdale to Oatley track maintenance (PDF, 79.64 KB)
8-10 December 2018Redfern to Macdonaldtown track maintenance (PDF, 79.85 KB)
9-10 December 2018Edgecliff Bus Interchange improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
9-15 December 2018Beecroft Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
9-15 December 2018Cheltenham Station improvement work (PDF, 168.99 KB)
9-15 December 2018Normanhurst Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
9-15 December 2018Waverton Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
10-12 December 2018Emu Plains Station improvement works (PDF, 78.8 KB)
10-14 December 2018Sutherland to Cronulla track maintenance (PDF, 80.09 KB)
14-17 December 2018Bondi Junction to Erskineville track maintenance (PDF, 80.66 KB)
14-17 December 2018Padstow to Revesby track maintenance (PDF, 79.9 KB)
14-17 December 2018Homebush to Lidcombe track maintenance (PDF, 80.1 KB)
15-16 December 2018Bardwell Park to Bexley North track maintenance (PDF, 87.83 KB)
15-17 December 2018Turrella to Leppington track maintenance (PDF, 80.48 KB)
16-22 December 2018Artarmon Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
16-22 December 2018Campsie Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
16-22 December 2018Homebush Station improvement work (PDF, 168.99 KB)
16-22 December 2018Jannali Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
16-22 December 2018Westmead Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
16-22 December 2018Wollstonecraft Station improvement work (PDF, 169.03 KB)
17-21 December 2018Sydenham to Hurstville track maintenance (PDF, 80.06 KB)
22-23 December 2018St Leonards track maintenance (PDF, 242.98 KB)
22-24 December 2018Waverton to Hornsby track maintenance (PDF, 81.58 KB)
26-30 December 2018Flemington improvement works (PDF, 97.26 KB)
29-31 December 2018Lidcombe to Homebush track maintenance (PDF, 97.26 KB)
2-31 January 2019Bondi Junction to Erskineville track maintenance (PDF, 84.39 KB)
6-12 January 2019Fairfield Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
6-12 January 2019Merrylands Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
6-12 January 2019Quakers Hill Station improvement work (PDF, 169.04 KB)
13-19 January 2019Cabramatta Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
13-19 January 2019Gordon Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
13-19 January 2019Rhodes Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
20-26 January 2019Allawah Station improvement work (PDF, 169.02 KB)
20-26 January 2019Banksia Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
20-26 January 2019Caringbah Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
20-26 January 2019Pendle Hill Station improvement work (PDF, 169.01 KB)
20-26 January 2019West Ryde Station improvement work (PDF, 168.99 KB)
20-26 January 2019Woolooware Station improvement work (PDF, 169 KB)
2 January to 1 February 2019City Circle to Macdonaldtown track maintenance (PDF, 84.87 KB)
19-21 January 2019Ashfield to Summer Hill track maintenance (PDF, 79.53 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Berala Station improvement work (PDF, 169.15 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Croydon Station improvement work
27 January to 2 February 2019Lakemba Station improvement work
27 January to 2 February 2019Macdonaldtown Station improvement work (PDF, 169.15 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Petersham Station improvement work (PDF, 169.03 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Regents Park Station improvement work (PDF, 169.17 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Stanmore Station improvement work (PDF, 168.99 KB)
27 January to 2 February 2019Summer Hill Station improvement work (PDF, 169.04 KB)
2-4 February 2019Blacktown to Seven Hills track maintenance (PDF, 79.56 KB)

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 Sydney Trains & NSW TrainLink Environmental Feedback Line on 1300 656 999.

More information

If you're planning on travelling by train during maintenance and construction work, check transportnsw.info or call 131 500 for alternative transport arrangements.

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.