New Intercity Fleet Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications

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Project overview

Modifications are needed along the rail corridor from west of Springwood Station to Lithgow Station, including minor modifications to the Ten Tunnels Deviation (between Newnes Junction Station and Zig Zag Station), to accommodate the new and existing trains and enable the new trains to service customers all the way to Lithgow.

Key benefits

  • Extending platforms at Katoomba, Mount Victoria and Lithgow Stations
  • Modifications to station platform edges (known as platform coping), and the existing platform canopy
  • Re-positioning of rail tracks along some of the rail corridor, predominantly at the stations
  • Signalling work and adjustments to the overhead wiring system
  • Minor modifications will be made to sections of the lining in eight of the tunnels. These will consist of “notching” and “underpinning” works as well as the installation of rock bolts.

Project update

A contract has been awarded to the Continuum Alliance, an alliance between Transport for NSW, CPB Contractors and Lendlease, for the detailed design and construction of the project. Construction started in February 2019 with the first new trains operating on the line from mid-2020 all the way to Lithgow.

Next steps

Construction started in February 2019.

The majority of construction work will be undertaken during pre-existing and scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekends/shutdown periods to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

The construction activities to be completed in the Ten Tunnels Deviation will have minimal noise or environmental impacts.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts to the local community. We will keep the community and customers informed prior to any activities taking place.

Planning documents

Project news

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