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.

Customer engagement and train design

The process for designing the interior of the New Intercity Fleet has included a range of engagement activities with customers.

A number of customer groups have been asked for feedback on the proposed designs, including vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive impaired groups, aged customers and those travelling with children, luggage and bicycles.

In 2018 a life-size model of the new train, built to replicate the train during the detailed design phase, has allowed staff and customers to gain a first-hand experience of the new train. The model has been used to conduct end-user stakeholder engagement to inform and refine the design of the new train.

For more information view the customer engagement and train design (PDF, 980.35 KB).

Manufacturing of the new trains is now under way, and detailed design of the interior features of the train is nearing completion.

View the video of the customer engagement process.

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.