New Intercity Fleet Stations and Signalling Modifications


Project overview

Modifications and upgrades are needed to existing rail infrastructure at various locations across the electrified network to accommodate the New Intercity Fleet. Work includes:

Key benefits

  • Platform extensions
  • Modifications to infrastructure within the rail corridor, including the installation and relocation of signalling and overhead wiring  structures
  • Trackwork
  • Installation of balises and car markers
  • Installation of CCTV, PA, lighting and station furniture, where required.

Project update

Enabling work to accommodate the New Intercity Fleet is progressing across the electrified network.

Platform extensions

  • Platform extension work has been completed at Adamstown, Central, Gosford, Emu Plains, Hamilton, Hurstville, Lithgow, Penrith, and Wyong stations
  • Work is now underway at Hornsby Station

The final platform extension on the Blue Mountains Line has now been completed, with two platforms at Emu Plains Station extended by 22 metres each. New lighting, CCTV and PA speakers have also been installed.

Please see the video below capturing the Emu Plains Station platform extension work.

Car marker installation

  • Car markers have now been installed on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line and the Blue Mountains Line.
  • Car marker installation will start on the South Coast and Illawarra Line in mid-2020.

This work includes spray painting on the station platform and minor work to install new or modify existing car markers on the fence.

Balise installation

  • Balise installation and programming is now complete on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line.
  • Work is now underway on the Blue Mountains Line.

This work involves placing electronic components on the rail tracks within the station platform area to enhance trains safety features including automatic selective door operation technology

The majority of work will take place during scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekends.

Local communities will be informed prior to any major work taking place.

Revised construction hours due to COVID-19

Under new rules introduced by the NSW Government to support the construction industry during the COVID-19 situation, some construction sites can now operate on weekends and public holidays.

Under the new Order, standard construction hours are now 7am to 6pm every day, including public holidays.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020 will continue for up to six months and all changes to the Order will be communicated accordingly. It enables workers to abide by social distancing rules while keeping construction projects progressing by allowing building work to be spread across more days of the week.

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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.