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, car markers, and trackside 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, Wyong and Hornsby stations

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, Blue Mountains and South Coast and Illawarra lines.

This work included 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, Blue Mountains and South Coast and Illawarra lines.

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

Signalling modifications

  • Signalling modifications have has been completed at 17 locations.
  • Work is underway at Central and Penrith stations.

Trackside car markers

  • Trackside car markers have been installed at 15 locations.
  • Work is underway at Bellambi and Hurstville stations on the South Coast and Illawarra Line, and at Katoomba and Valley Heights stations on the Blue Mountains Line.

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

The remaining car marker and trackside car marker installations on the South Coast and Illawarra Line will be completed as part of the More Trains, More Services project, once the required platforms are extended.

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 has extended the period for the Order until 31 March 2022It 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.