More Trains, More Services

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Project overview

Over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will roll out world class technology to transform the rail network and provide customers with more reliable, high capacity turn up and go services.

More than $4.3 billion has been invested in the More Trains, More Services program, which has already delivered around 1500 additional weekly services across the rail network since 2017.

Key elements of the program include:

  • Upgrading rail infrastructure to simplify the network and improve its resilience.
  • Deploying digital train signalling technology to create greater capacity and more reliable operations.
  • Utilising the City Circle Line capacity that will be freed up by the delivery of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project to provide more services on other lines.

These changes will enable customers to experience a more integrated transport system with better connections than ever before.

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More seats on South Coast trains

More Trains, More Services will deliver 42 additional carriages to the New Intercity Fleet. The majority will be sent to the South Coast, which will see eight car trains increased to 10 car trains for peak hour services.

As part of future stages of the program South Coast customers will benefit from an extra 13,000 seats across the busiest times of the week.

For more information on the New Intercity Fleet, visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/new-intercity-fleet

New trains from 2020

More Trains, More Services Stage 1 included the introduction of 24 brand new Waratah Series 2 trains. The new trains feature:

  • Double deck cars
  • Air-conditioning with temperature control
  • High definition customer information screens to provide journey and safety information
  • Internal and external CCTV and customer help points
  • Improved interior LED lighting
  • Priority seating, wheelchair spaces and hearing aid loops.

12 of the 24 new trains have been introduced to the suburban network. Once all trains are in service, 100 percent of the Sydney Trains fleet will be air conditioned.

As part of More Trains, More Services Stage 2, the NSW Government will fast track an extra 17 new Waratah Series 2 trains. These popular, reliable and comfortable services will begin rolling onto tracks from late 2020.

For more information on Waratah Series 2 trains, visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/sydney-growth-trains

What we have delivered

The first stage of the program focused on boosting capacity through extra services, better infrastructure and new trains, with around 1500 extra weekly services, including more express trains for Western and South West Sydney.

We have upgraded rail infrastructure to allow our complex network to operate at an even greater capacity, including better signalling systems, power supply upgrades and train station improvements.

The November 2017 timetable delivered a range of benefits for suburban customers, on the targeted T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T5 Cumberland and T8 Airport & South Lines.

Customer Outcomes- More Trains, More Services Stage 1, November 2017 Timetable (PDF, 4.98 MB)

Next Steps

The next stages of More Trains, More Services will focus on delivering improvements for the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport & South and the South Coast lines. Every day more than 410,000 customers travel on these lines, almost a third of all Sydney Trains customers.

For more information about the More Trains, More Services program email moretrainsmoreservices@transport.nsw.gov.au

The NSW government has ordered 24 new eight-car suburban trains which began rolling onto the tracks in late 2018.
A new fleet of intercity trains carrying customers 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.