Sydney Growth Trains

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Project overview

The NSW Government ordered an initial fleet of 24 new eight-car Waratah Series 2 suburban trains as part of the More Trains, More Services program. All 24 trains of the initial fleet of Waratah Series 2 trains are now in passenger service.

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.

The Waratah Series 2 trains are needed to help support increasing patronage across the network, growing demand for services and 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

All 24 trains of the initial fleet of Waratah Series 2 trains are now in passenger service.

The new Waratah Series 2 trains currently operate on the T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T8 Airport & South lines.

The introduction of the Waratah Series 2 fleet means that 100 per cent of the Sydney Trains fleet is now air-conditioned, ensuring a comfortable ride for customers. With the new fleet in operation, the historic S-Set fleet ends nearly half a century of revenue service.

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

The Waratah Series 2 trains will be maintained and serviced at the Auburn Maintenance Centre.

Mortdale Maintenance Centre

Mortdale Maintenance Centre is in the final stages of its upgrade 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