More Trains More Services

Reviewed

Project overview

More people are using trains every day and demand is set to grow even further with customer numbers forecast to increase by 21 per cent by 2021. We need to do something now to ensure we can continue to meet customer demand.

Key benefits

We're delivering:

  • Hundreds of extra services across the network.

  • New trains to the suburban network that will spend less time in maintenance and more time on the tracks.

  • Upgraded rail infrastructure allowing our complex network to operate at an even greater capacity, including better signalling systems, power supply upgrades and station improvements.

It’s all part of the NSW Government's $1.5 billion More Trains, More Services program.

Status

In progress

Completion

May 2020

A new timetable in 2017 to deliver More Trains, More Services

A new timetable was launched on 26 November 2017 to deliver More Trains, More Services

  • More than 1,500 extra weekly services, including more than 750 on weekends
  • 71 per cent of stations will now receive a minimum 15-minute service frequency across most of the day - a 43 per cent increase.
  • More than 40 per cent increase in the number of services stopping at Parramatta, to support Sydney’s second CBD as well as a 22 per cent increase at Penrith
  • Big improvements for South West Sydney with 92 per cent more services stopping at Leppington and Edmondson Park, and 20 per cent more services stopping at Glenfield Station.
  • More than 200 extra services each week on the T8 South and Airport line in non-peak times, as well as an extra 20 express trains per week in peak hour for Campbelltown and Macarthur customers to the CBD via the T8 Airport Line
  • Faster weekday services to and from Liverpool on the T3 Line via Bankstown
  • More than 250 express trains every week between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, including 20 express trains during peak hours
  • 24 new express services between the Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains on weekends
  • More than 160 new weekend T5 Richmond and Leppington Line services connecting South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and North West Sydney to expand services that currently run on weekdays only
  • Direct access to Parramatta for Inner West customers which removes the need to change trains at Strathfield and greater frequency from popular stations like Stanmore with a 15 per cent increase in services across the week.

Transitioning to the new timetable

Transport for NSW is running an extensive information campaign to help customers transition to the new timetable.  
 
Customers can visit transportnsw.info to view the new timetable and plan journeys using the Trip Planner. An interactive mapping tool that shows how trips might change.
 
Customers can also call 131500 for further information.

Line fact sheets

Station fact sheets 

Program highlights

The network map also changed on 26 November  

A new network map (PDF, 668.83 KB) shows how the network has been reconfigured with the 2017 timetable.

For more information please email moretrainsmoreservices@transport.nsw.gov.au

The NSW government has ordered 24 new eight-car suburban trains which will begin rolling onto the tracks in late 2018.
A new fleet of long distance, intercity trains from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the South Coast.
Freight is worth nearly $66 billion a year to the NSW economy or 12 per cent of Gross State Product.