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

The first of the additional 17 Waratah Series 2 arrived in Australia in July 2020 and entered passenger service in September 2020.

All 24 trains of the initial fleet of Waratah Series 2 trains have been in passenger service since September 2019.

The 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 ended nearly half a century of revenue service.

The Waratah Series 2 trains are maintained at the Auburn Maintenance Centre.

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