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Getting Sydney back on track

The biggest coordinated program of rail maintenance ever undertaken in Sydney has begun.

Sydney Trains has created the Rail Repair Plan, an accelerated maintenance program that will take place over the next year or more to build a more reliable and resilient train network.

We’ve done our best to minimise impacts to passengers, focusing our maintenance work outside of peak times, predominantly on weekends, and staggering it across different lines on different weekends so trains can still run. We recognise some disruption is inevitable.

Check your line below to see if your travel may be affected.

How to keep updated

The Sydney Rail Repair Plan has been prepared in response to the recent recommendations made by the expert panel conducting the Sydney Trains Review.

The primary recommendation was to focus on clearing the extensive maintenance backlog across the network, reduce equipment failures and restore reliability.

Sydney Trains has now created the Rail Repair Plan, an accelerated maintenance program that will take place over the next year or more to build a more reliable and resilient train network.

Maintenance work is being prioritised during existing trackwork windows such as on weekends, weeknights, during school holidays or during off peak on a weekday when fewer people are catching trains.

We work closely with our event planning team to ensure there will be transport options to get you where you need to go.

If you’re using the rail network on weekends, please plan ahead using tools such the Trip Planner, the Opal Travel app and check travel alerts or subscribe to the trackwork alert email to keep up-to-date with the latest changes.

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Trackwork Monday 11 to Sunday 16 June 2024

Sunday 16 June

  • Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall.
  • Some trains may start or end at Central, run to a changed timetable or leave from different platforms.
  • You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • The light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall and Central.

Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June

  • Nightly from 9.20pm to 3.50am, buses replace Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains between Hornsby and Gosford.
  • T1 North Shore Line trains continue to run between Hornsby and Berowra.

Wednesday 12 June

  • From 10.50pm to 1.30am, most trains make extra stops at Homebush and Burwood.

Wednesday 12 June

  • Wednesday from 11pm to 1.30am, buses replace Inner West trains between Strathfield and Ashfield.
  • Trains run between Ashfield and the City Circle, some to a changed timetable.
  • Leppington trains continue to run but will not stop at Ashfield.
  • Most T1 Western Line trains make extra stops at Homebush and Burwood.

Saturday 15 June     

  • From 6.30am to 10.30am, Leppington trains will not stop at Ashfield.
  • T9 Northern Line trains make an extra stop at Ashfield.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June

  • Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham.
  • Trains run between Liverpool and Lidcombe via Regents Park. Change trains at Lidcombe to continue your journey.
  • Saturday, trains run between Sydenham and the City Circle, to a changed timetable.
  • Sunday, some T4 Illawarra Line trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June

  • Buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland.
  • Trains run between Waterfall and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.
     
  • Saturday from 1.30am to 5.30am, from 11.30pm to 3am, and Sunday from 11.30pm to 3am, buses also replace some trains between Waterfall and Sutherland.
     
  • Sunday, some trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.

No trackwork scheduled.

No trackwork scheduled.

Saturday 15 June

  • From 9am to 3pm, trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Revesby and Turrella.

Sunday 16 June   

  • Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • Revesby trains run between Revesby and Central via the Airport.
  • Most Macarthur trains run between Macarthur and the City via Sydenham. Change trains at Revesby if you are travelling to Airport stations.
     
  • From 8.40am to 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby.
  • Express trains continue to run but will not stop at stations between Padstow and Turrella.

 

No trackwork scheduled.

No trackwork scheduled.

Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June

  • Nightly from 9.20pm to 3.50am, buses replace trains between Gosford and Hornsby.
  • Trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Gosford, and between Hornsby and Central, some to a changed timetable.

No trackwork scheduled.

Saturday 15 June

  • From 7.30am to 11.30am, at Stanwell Park, all trains leave from platform 1.
  • From 12pm to 4pm, at Stanwell Park, all trains leave from platform 2.
     
  • From 11.50pm to 3am, buses replace some trains from Waterfall to Sutherland.
  • Trains run to a changed timetable between South Coast Line stations and Waterfall, and T4 trains run between Sutherland and Bondi Junction.

Sunday 16 June  

  • From 7.30am to 11.30am, at Scarborough, Wombarra and Coledale, all trains leave from platform 1.
  • From 12pm to 4pm, at Coledale, Wombarra and Scarborough, all trains leave from platform 2.
     
  • From 11.50pm to 3am, buses replace trains between Thirroul and Sutherland.
  • Trains run to a changed timetable between South Coast Line stations and Thirroul, and T4 trains run between Sutherland and Bondi Junction.

No trackwork scheduled.

Trackwork Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June 2024

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June

  • Nightly from 9.40pm to 1.30am, trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Museum.
  • Some trains may start or end at Central, run to a changed timetable or leave from different platforms.
  • You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • The light rail runs between Circular Quay and Central.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June  

  • Nightly from 10pm to 1.30am, trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June

  • Nightly from 10pm to 1.30am, trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops at some stations between Ashfield and Macdonaldtown.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June

  • Nightly from 10pm to 1.30am, Inner West trains will not run. Leppington, T1 Western and T9 Northern Line trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops at some stations between Homebush and Macdonaldtown.
  • You may need to change trains to continue your journey.

No trackwork scheduled.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June

  • Buses replace trains between Cronulla, Waterfall and Sydenham.
  • Trains run between Sydenham and the City Circle, and between Central and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.

Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 June  

  • Nightly from 11.50pm to 1.30am, some trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond or Leppington and Olympic Park only. Some trains start and end at Granville.
  • You may need to change trains at Granville to continue your journey.

No trackwork scheduled.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June  

  • Nightly from 9.40pm to 1.30am, trains start and end at Central. Change trains at Central to continue your journey.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June  

  • Trackwork on the T4 Illawarra and South Coast lines may affect how you travel.
  • Change at:
    • Central for T4 Eastern Suburbs Line trains, or buses to South Coast Line stations
    • Wolli Creek for buses to T4 Illawarra Line stations.
  • You may need to change buses to continue your journey.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June

  • Nightly from 10pm to 1.30am, trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops at some stations between Croydon and Macdonaldtown.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June  

  • Nightly from 7.30pm to 3.30am, buses replace trains from Lithgow to Penrith.
  • The last train from the Blue Mountains leaves Mount Victoria at 19:01, arriving Central at 21:23.
  • Nightly from 9.10pm to 3am, buses replace trains from Penrith to Lithgow.
  • The last train to the Blue Mountains leaves Central at 19:18, arriving Mount Victoria at 21:36.
  • Trains run between Penrith and Central, some to a changed timetable.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June

  • Nightly from 10pm to 2.30am, trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central.
     
  • Wednesday to Friday, the 1.47am Central to Newcastle Interchange service will start from Epping at 2.17am.
  • Buses run from Central to Hornsby or Strathfield to Epping to connect with this train. Buses leave up to 21 minutes earlier than the normal train timetable.

Thursday 20 June  

  • From 8.45am to 11.15am, buses replace trains between Maitland and Muswellbrook.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June

  • Buses replace trains between Dapto, Port Kembla and Central.
  • You may need to change buses to continue your journey.
  • Trains run between Bomaderry, Kiama and Dapto, some to a changed timetable.
  • South Coast Line trackwork buses do not stop at Wolli Creek. If you are travelling to T8 Airport & South Line stations change at Central for a train.

No trackwork scheduled.