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) was prepared and community feedback was invited from 8 August to 28 August 2017. Feedback received will assist Transport for NSW in preparing plans for managing impacts during construction.

Next steps

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.