Sydney Growth Trains


Project overview

The NSW Government has ordered 24 new air-conditioned eight-car suburban trains to help support increasing patronage across the network and growing demand for services.

Part of the More Trains, More Services program, the new Waratah Series 2 trains will provide customers with comfortable and reliable commuter services.

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 first of the new Waratah Series 2 trains are now in passenger service. The new trains will be scheduled to provide maximum benefits for customers. Priority will be given to services on the T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T8 Airport and South Lines, where a significant reduction in the use of non-air conditioned trains will occur from later this year.  

The new Waratah Series 2 trains will arrive progressively in the coming months with the entire fleet expected to be in service over the next six to nine months.

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

Mortdale Maintenance Centre

Mortdale Maintenance Centre will continue to be 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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