New Intercity Fleet

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Project overview

A new fleet of intercity trains will come into service from late 2019, carrying customers from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.

Key benefits

Improved accessibility, enhanced safety, improved comfort and modern features including:

  • Wider, more spacious two by two seating for extra room and comfort with arm rests, tray tables, and high seat backs
  • Charging ports for mobile devices, and dedicated spaces for luggage, prams and bicycles
  • Improved accessibility including wheelchair access and accessible toilets
  • Improved customer information through digital information screens and announcements, CCTV and help points, and modern heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

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.

The first trains will begin passenger service late next year on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line and the rest of the fleet will progressively follow.

Project status

The first trains in the New Intercity Fleet will begin testing and commissioning in early 2019.

Customers will be able to catch the brand new trains on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line in late 2019, the Blue Mountains Line in mid-2020 and the South Coast in 2021.

Detailed design of the new trains is underway. The train design process includes a range of engagement initiatives with staff and customers including those with specific needs such as disability groups, travellers with luggage and parents with prams, to inform and refine the design.

For more details about the features of the new fleet, please download our New Intercity Fleet brochure (PDF, 1.92 MB).

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