New Intercity Fleet

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Project overview

A new fleet of long distance, intercity trains from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

Key benefits

  • Two by two seat layout, wider seats with arm rests, and more space
  • Charging stations for each seat, digital screens, air conditioning, CCTV and passenger intercoms
  • Dedicated space for luggage, prams, bicycles and wheelchairs, plus accessible toilets

Status

In progress

A new fleet of trains for long distance, intercity services from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast is on the way.

Safety, comfort and accessibility are the fleet’s priority. A contract to build and maintain more than 500 new train carriages was awarded to RailConnect.

Project status

The first of the double deck trains will be delivered in 2019 and the rest of the fleet will progressively follow.

A new purpose-built train maintenance facility will be built at Kangy Angy on the Central Coast. The new facility will service and maintain the new fleet and will include offices, amenities, staff parking and ancillary buildings.

Providing new trains and ferries for a more comfortable, reliable, efficient and accessible journey.