Sydney Growth Trains

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Project overview

The NSW Government has ordered 24 new air-conditioned eight-car suburban trains to provide more reliable and comfortable commuter services for customers.

Part of the More Trains, More Services program, the new Waratah Series 2 trains provide customers with comfortable and reliable commuter services. The first of the new trains entered passenger service in September 2018.

In February 2019, the NSW government announced the procurement of an additional 17 Waratah Series 2 trains bringing the total of new Waratah Series 2 trains to 41.

Key benefits

The new Waratah Series 2 trains provide priority seating, wheelchair spaces and hearing aid loops. Other features include:

  • Double deck cars.
  • Air conditioning with advanced temperature control.
  • High definition customer information screens to provide journey and safety information.
  • Internal and external CCTV and customer help points.

Project Status

The new Waratah Series 2 trains currently operate on the T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T8 Airport & South lines. As a result there has been a significant reduction in the use of non-air-conditioned trains. By the second half of 2019, 100 per cent of timetabled services will be air-conditioned.  

In February 2019, the NSW government announced the procurement of an additional 17 Waratah Series 2 trains to provide more services and greater reliability for customers on the suburban network. These new trains are in addition to the 24 trains currently in delivery, bringing the total of new Waratah Series 2 trains to 41.

The first of the additional 17 Waratah Series 2 trains will progressively come into service from late 2020.

The new fleet will be maintained and serviced at the Auburn Maintenance Centre.

Mortdale Maintenance Centre

Mortdale Maintenance Centre is the final stages of its  upgraded to enable the maintenance of our expanding train fleets and prepare our network for the future needs of a growing Sydney.

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For more information about this project email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au