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.



Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was placed on public display and community feedback invited from 8 August to 28 August 2017. Transport for NSW would like to thank the community for their feedback, which has been considered as part of the planning approval process. The project has now been determined and feedback received has been responded to in a Determination Report (PDF, 9.03 MB).

Next steps

 A contract for the design and construction of the project will be awarded and construction is expected to start in 2018. Transport for NSW will continue to provide regular updates to the local community as the project progresses.

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.