Power Supply Upgrade Program – projects completed

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Project overview

A selection of projects completed under the Power Supply Upgrade Program.

The projects below are a selection of those completed under Power Supply Upgrade Program. 

For information on completed projects not listed here, contact 1800 684 490.

Argyle Substation

We have conducted works at Argyle Substation to increase the power capacity.

Chalmers Street Substation

We have built a new electrical substation within the Prince Alfred Sidings Precinct, east of Central Station. The new substation will replace the life expired Prince Alfred Substation, one of the original substations in the Sydney Trains Network. The Chalmers St Substation Project is currently supplying all traction power (needed to run the trains) for all suburban lines from Central to Wynyard, City Circle and the Eastern Suburbs rail. The substation will also supply distribution power for Central Station and all stations around the City Circle and the Eastern Suburbs Rail line.

Lee Street Substation

Transport for NSW has completed the construction and commissioning of a new substation at Lee Street, west of Central Station. The new substation provides the traction power (needed to run trains) to operate all 15 intercity lines from Central Station to Newtown. The substation has been constructed to cater for power demands, now and into the future.

For more information about construction activities please read our latest community notification.

Gosford South Substation

We have built a new electrical substation at Railway Parade, north-west of Granville Station. The new substation will supply additional power for trains on the T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line and on the T2, Inner West and Leppington Line.

Granville Junction Substation

We have built a new electrical substation at Railway Parade, north-west of Granville Station. The new substation will supply additional power for trains on the T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line and on the T2, Inner West and Leppington Line.

Guildford Substation

We have built a new electrical substation at Military Road near Guildford Station. The new substation will supply additional power for trains on the Main Southern Line.

Ingleburn Substation

We have built a new electrical substation south-west of Ingleburn Station. The new substation will supply additional power for trains on the Main Southern Line.

    Minto Substation

    We have built a new electrical substation near Minto Station. The new substation will supply additional power to trains on the Main Southern Line.

    North Eveleigh Project

    Project started October 2015

    Project completed October 2016

    Transport for NSW constructed a new 11kV switching room (needed to change voltage of electricity) to improve power supply at Eveleigh and Redfern. 

    Penrith Feeder Project

    Project started October 2014

    Project completed October 2015

    Upgrade of overhead wires and electrical feeders (needed to transport electricity from one source to another) between the Great Western Highway (near the intersection of Bruce Neale Drive) and The Crescent (near the intersection of King Street) at Penrith.

    Penrith Substation

    Project started October 2014

    Project completed October 2015

    Transport for NSW build a new substation at the former rail maintenance depot near the corner of Castlereagh Road and Jane Street, Penrith. The new substation provides additional power supply (needed to run trains) to the new fleet of air conditioned trains.

    Ultimo

    We’re performing maintenance work on a high voltage power cable that is located under the road. This power cable is part of the network that supplies power to the rail corridor and rail substations