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
    16 January to 17 December 2017Westmead Substation improvement work (PDF, 422.03 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking major maintenance work at Westmead Substation adjacent to Monarco Estate Apartments and University of Western Sydney from Monday 16 January to Sunday 17 December 2017.
    1 March to 31 December 2017Haberfield cable relocation (PDF, 147.79 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking work around Hawthorne Parade reserve between March and December 2017.
    10 April 2017 to 15 June 2018   Wondabyne Foreshore protection works (PDF, 332.06 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking foreshore protection work north of Hawkesbury Bridge at Wondabyne from Monday 10 April 2017 to Friday 15 June 2018.

    27 May to 30 September 2017   

    Lidcombe Station improvement work (PDF, 237.2 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Lidcombe Station from Saturday 27 May to Saturday 30 September.

    1 June to late August 2017    

    Upgrade at Glenfield Station (PDF, 232.99 KB)
    Sydney Trains is installing new canopies on platforms 1 and 2 at Glenfield Station to improve weather protection for customers.

    24 July 2017 to June 2018

    Hawkesbury River Substation - Capacity upgrade works (PDF, 224.73 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking civil and electrical construction works to upgrade Hawkesbury River Substation to improve electrical reliability. The upgrade will be completed in stages from July 2017 to June 2018.

    26 July to 19 August 2017Miranda improvement works (PDF, 2.54 MB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at Miranda Station from Wednesday 26 July to Saturday 19 August.
    28 July to December 2017

    Adamstown Station - New lifts and footbridge (PDF, 1.13 MB)
    We’re upgrading Adamstown Station by replacing the pedestrian footbridge and stairways; installing new lifts and a ‘kiss & ride’ drop-off area and minor platform modifications to facilitate the upgrade.

    4 August to 29 September 2017Epping Substation improvement works (PDF, 302.85 KB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at Epping Substation from Friday 4 August to Sunday 29 September.
    7-18 August 2017Fairfield Bridge improvement works (PDF, 303.68 KB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at The Horsley Drive Bridge from Monday 7 August to Friday 18 August.
    7-25 August 2017Central to Homebush improvement works (PDF, 2.29 MB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Homebush from Monday 7 August to Friday 25 August.
    7-25 August 2017Strathfield to North Strathfield improvement works (PDF, 2.29 MB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Strathfield and North Strathfield from Monday 7 August to Friday 25 August.
    13-19 August 2017Canley Vale Station improvement works (PDF, 257.52 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Canley Vale Station from Sunday 13 August to Saturday 19 August.
    13-19 August 2017Fairfield Station improvement works (PDF, 257.17 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Fairfield Station from Sunday 13 August to Saturday 19 August.
    13-19 August 2017Lidcombe Station improvement works (PDF, 257.17 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Lidcombe Station from Sunday 13 August to Saturday 19 August.
    13-19 August 2017Thornleigh Station improvement works (PDF, 257.28 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Thornleigh Station from Sunday 13 August to Saturday 19 August.
    13-19 August 2017Yennora Station improvement works (PDF, 257.32 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Yennora Station from Sunday 13 August to Saturday 19 August.
    14-20 August 2017

    Carramar Station pedestrian subway Stage 2 works (PDF, 362.89 KB)
    To improve network safety and reduce the need for ongoing maintenance, we’re replacing the concrete slab roof of the pedestrian subway at Carramar Station.

    17-21 August 2017Liverpool improvement works (PDF, 2.59 MB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking network improvement works at Liverpool Station from Thursday 17 August to Monday 21 August.
    18-21 August 2017

    Macarthur improvement works (PDF, 302.43 KB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at Macarthur Station from Friday 18 August to Monday 21 August.

    19-21 August 2017East Hills to Glenfield improvement works (PDF, 292.12 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between East Hills and Glenfield from Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August.
    19-21 August 2017Granville to Glenfield improvement works (PDF, 291.97 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Granville and Glenfield from Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August.
    19-21 August 2017Glenfield to Leppington improvement works (PDF, 292.27 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Glenfield and Leppington from Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August.
    19-21 August 2017Glenfield to Macarthur improvement works (PDF, 292.05 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Glenfield and Macarthur from Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August.
    19-21 August 2017Sefton to Cabramatta improvement works (PDF, 292.03 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sefton and Cabramatta from Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August.
    20-26 August 2017Artarmon Station improvement works (PDF, 257.11 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Artarmon Station from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 26 August.
    20-26 August 2017Cabramatta Station improvement works (PDF, 257.38 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Cabramatta Station from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 26 August.
    20-26 August 2017Gordon Station improvement works (PDF, 257.32 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Gordon Station from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 26 August.
    20-26 August 2017Guildford Station improvement works (PDF, 257.32 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Guildford Station from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 26 August.
    21-25 August 2017Revesby to Glenfield improvement works (PDF, 292 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Revesby and Glenfield from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August.
    21-25 August 2017St Marys to Emu Plains improvement works (PDF, 291.37 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between St Marys and Emu Plains from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August.
    21 August to 4 September 2017St Marys improvement works (PDF, 2.27 MB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at St Marys Station from Monday 21 August to Monday 4 September.
    23-30 August 2017Beecroft to Pennant Hills improvement works (PDF, 303.26 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Beecroft and Pennant Hills from Wednesday 23 August to Wednesday 30 August.
    23 August to 8 September 2017Asquith improvement works (PDF, 630.24 KB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at Asquith Station from Wednesday 23 August to Friday 8 September.
    25-27 August 2017Sutherland Substation improvement works (PDF, 302.48 KB)
    Sydney Trains will be undertaking maintenance work at Sutherland Substation from Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August.
    25-28 August 2017Thornleigh Station improvement works (PDF, 623.12 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Thornleigh Station from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August.
    26-28 August 2017Asquith to Berowra improvement works (PDF, 293.46 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Asquith and Berowra from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.
    26-28 August 2017Central to Macdonaldtown improvement works (PDF, 237.09 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Central and Macdonaldtown from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.
    26-28 August 2017Flemington to Ashfield improvement works (PDF, 293.46 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Flemington and Ashfield from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.
    26-28 August 2017Gordon to Waitara improvement works (PDF, 292.93 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Gordon and Waitara from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.
    26-28 August 2017Strathfield to Thornleigh improvement works (PDF, 293.24 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Strathfield and Thornleigh from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.
    27 August to 2 September 2017Auburn Station improvement works (PDF, 2.27 MB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Auburn Station from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 02 September.
    27 August to 2 September 2017Glenfield Station improvement works (PDF, 257.26 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Glenfield Station from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 02 September.
    27 August to 2 September 2017Merrylands Station improvement works (PDF, 257.08 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Merrylands Station from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 02 September.
    27 August to 2 September 2017Westmead Station improvement works (PDF, 257.26 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Westmead Station from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 02 September.
    28 August to 1 September 2017Hurstville to Oatley improvement works (PDF, 292.31 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Hurstville and Oatley from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September.
    1-4 September 2017Central to Macdonaldtown and Erskineville improvement works (PDF, 237.43 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work from Central to Macdonaldtown and Erskineville from Friday 1 September to Monday 4 September.
    3-9 September 2017Banksia Station improvement works (PDF, 257.2 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Banksia Station from Sunday 03 September to Saturday 09 September.
    3-9 September 2017Burwood Station improvement works (PDF, 257.2 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Burwood Station from Sunday 03 September to Saturday 09 September.
    3-9 September 2017Quakers Hill Station improvement works (PDF, 257.37 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work at Quakers Hill Station from Sunday 03 September to Saturday 09 September.
    4-29 September 2017Waverton to Macdonaldtown improvement works (PDF, 306.7 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Waverton and Macdonaldtown from Monday 4 September to Friday 29 September.
    8-11 September 2017Ashfield to Flemington improvement works (PDF, 291.87 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Ashfield and Flemington from Friday 8 September to Monday 11 September.
    15-18 September 2017Flemington to Lidcombe improvement works (PDF, 291.5 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Flemington and Lidcombe from Friday 15 September to Monday 18 September.
    15-18 September 2017Sydenham to Tempe improvement works (PDF, 291.39 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Sydenham and Tempe from Friday 15 September to Monday 18 September.
    18-22 September 2017Bondi Junction to Tempe improvement works (PDF, 292.65 KB)
    Sydney Trains is undertaking maintenance work between Bondi Junction and Tempe via Erskineville from Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September.

    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 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.