New Intercity Fleet Program Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications


Project overview

Modifications are needed along the rail corridor from west of Springwood Station to Lithgow Station to accommodate the new and existing trains.

Key benefits

  • Extending platforms at Katoomba Station and Lithgow Station

  • Modifications to station platform edges (known as platform coping), and the existing platform canopy at Faulconbridge Station

  • Re-positioning of rail tracks along the length of the rail corridor

  • Signalling works and upgrades to the overhead wiring system and supporting structures.



Planning update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has been prepared to assess the potential impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed modifications.

The REF is now on public display:

If you experience issues downloading the Review of Environmental Factors please contact the Project team on 1800 684 490 or

Have Your Say

Feedback received during the public display will assist Transport for NSW in preparing plans for managing impacts during construction. Please provide your feedback via:

New Intercity Fleet – Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications
Associate Director – Environmental Impact Assessment
Locked Bag 6501
St Leonards NSW 2065

Please provide your feedback by 5pm Tuesday 29 August 2017.

Come and meet the project team

To speak with the project team drop in at the following locations:

  • Springwood
    Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104-108 Macquarie Road
    Friday 11 August, 4pm to 7pm
    Saturday 19 August, 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Katoomba
    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street
    Saturday 12 August, 10.30am to 1.30pm
    Tuesday 15 August, 4pm to 7pm
  • Lithgow
    Lithgow Valley Plaza, Bent and Lithgow Streets
    Monday 21 August, 3pm to 6pm
    Tuesday 22 August, 12pm to 3pm

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions and would like to talk with the team, please call the Project Infoline on 1800 684 490 or email

Next steps

Once the display period has closed, submissions received in response to the REF will be considered in a Submissions Report. The report will be prepared by Transport for NSW and we will let the community know as soon as the report is available to view.

Major construction will only start once all approvals have been finalised and a determination on the Project has been made by Transport for NSW.

The majority of work would be undertaken during scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekends to ensure the safety of our rail customers and staff.

Planning documents

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