Sydney Growth Trains


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 have been in passenger service since September 2019.

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 last of the additional trains entered passenger service in July 2021.

The Sydney Trains network now boasts 41 new Waratah Series 2 trains on the tracks.

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.

The 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.

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.

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