Building near the railway

Working in and around the rail corridor by non-rail organisations

If you are outside the rail industry and want to work in or near the rail corridor, the sections below describe how to get started and contact us so we can help you design, plan and carry out your work safely, and without affecting rail operations.

Getting started

Read, complete and submit the following documents to the Sydney Trains External Interface team:

An application fee will be advised to you by Sydney Trains and a single point of contact allocated to support you with your application.

Once the application fee is received a preliminary desktop review will be undertaken with advice confirming the steps to further progress.

Further information

Please also refer to the Transport Standards web page for information relating to all Transport and Sydney Trains standards, as per the Reference Documents page in the information and application package.

In addition, you can refer to our Guide to working with Sydney Trains (PDF, 1.73 MB), which provides high level information to help you address planning conditions as part of a Development Application (or other planning approval), safety in design, accessing the corridor to undertake investigative works or working safely around rail infrastructure and rail high voltage assets. 

Further information regarding Sydney Trains’ current planned works can be found on the Possessions Management notices.

Please note that entering railway property or interfering with rail assets including gates and fences without permission is an offence.

Contact us

Please send all queries related to working near the Sydney Trains rail corridor to the appropriate mailbox below as shown on the map of the External Interface Responsibility Zones (PDF, 579.16 KB).

Central: Central_Interface@transport.nsw.gov.au
Illawarra: Illawarra_Interface@transport.nsw.gov.au
North: North_Interface@transport.nsw.gov.au
West: West_Interface@transport.nsw.gov.au

If you have any other queries specifically relating to Development Applications, please email DA_SydneyTrains@transport.nsw.gov.au.