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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 19 to Sunday 25 February 2024

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February

  • Nightly from 9.50pm to 1.30am, trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall.
  • 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.

No trackwork scheduled.

Wednesday 21 February

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

Wednesday 21 February

  • 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.

No trackwork scheduled.

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February

  • Nightly from 9.40pm to 2.20am, buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland.
  • Trains run between Waterfall, Sutherland and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.

Saturday 24 February   

  • From 5.40am to 8am, trains run between Cronulla, Waterfall and the City Circle, and between Central and Bondi Junction only. Change at Central or Town Hall for trains towards Bondi Junction.

No trackwork scheduled.

No trackwork scheduled.

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February

  • Nightly from 9.20pm to 1.30am, buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham.
  • Trains run between Macarthur and Glenfield, and until 10.40pm between Turrella and Central via the Airport, some to a changed timetable.
  • If you are travelling from the City to stations between Bardwell Park and Holsworthy catch a T3 Bankstown or T4 Illawarra Line train to Sydenham and change for a bus.
     
  • Nightly from 10.40pm to 1.30am, buses also replace trains between Sydenham and Central via the Airport.
  • The last train from Central leaves at 22:10, arriving Wolli Creek at 22:39.  
  • The last train from Turrella leaves at 22:38, arriving Central at 22:56.

No trackwork scheduled.

No trackwork scheduled.

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February

  • Nightly from 8.45pm to 1.45am, buses replace trains from Newcastle Interchange to Wyong.
  • Buses towards Wyong may leave up to 60 minutes earlier than the normal train timetable.
  • Trains run from Wyong to Central, some to a changed timetable.
  • Nightly from 9.50pm to 3.40am, buses replace trains from Wyong to Newcastle Interchange.

Friday 23 to Monday 26 February

  • From 1.20pm Friday to 2am Tuesday, buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong.
  • Buses do not run to the train timetable. If you are connecting with trains at Wyong you may need to catch an earlier bus to ensure you meet your train connection.
  • Trains run between Wyong and Central, some to a changed timetable.
  • Allow extra travel time or consider alternative arrangements.

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February

  • Nightly from 11pm to 1am, some trains towards Telarah run up to 20 minutes later than the normal timetable, due to trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

Friday 23 to Monday 26 February  

  • From 1.20pm Friday to 2am Tuesday, trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line may affect how you travel, with buses replacing trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong.
  • If you are travelling to Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations you may need to catch an earlier service to ensure you arrive at your destination on time.
  • Nightly from 11pm to 1am, some trains towards Telarah run up to 20 minutes later than the normal timetable, due to trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February

  • From 11.50pm Friday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry, Kiama and Wollongong.
  • Trains run between Port Kembla, Wollongong and Central or Bondi Junction, to the normal timetable.
  • Buses do not run to the train timetable. If you are connecting with trains at Wollongong you may need to catch an earlier bus to ensure you meet your train connection.

No trackwork scheduled.

Trackwork Monday 26 February to Sunday 3 March 2024

Sunday 3 March

  • Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall.
  • Trains may run to a changed timetable or leave from different platforms.
  • You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • T1 and T9 trains run in both directions between Wynyard and Central, and the light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay and Central.

No trackwork scheduled.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

  • Richmond trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Leppington. Change at Parramatta to continue your journey towards the City.
  • Penrith trains make extra stops at Flemington and Burwood.

Wednesday 28 February  

  • From 10am to 1.30pm, buses replace trains between Leppington and Liverpool.
  • Trains run to the normal timetable between Liverpool and the City via Granville.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

  • Trains run between Leppington and the City via Granville to a reduced frequency.
  • If travelling to the City you can also change at:
    • Glenfield for trains via the T8 Airport & South Line
    • Liverpool for trains via the T3 Bankstown Line, or
    • Parramatta for T1 Western Line trains via Granville.
  • Extra trains run between Leppington and Richmond, and between Ashfield and the City.

Sunday 3 March

  • Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Redfern only.
  • If travelling to the City you can change at:
    • Sydenham for a T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line train
    • Redfern for a train to City Circle stations

Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 February

  • Nightly from 9.45pm to 1.30am, buses replace trains between Central and Bondi Junction.
  • Trains run to a changed timetable between Illawarra Line stations and North Sydney. Change at Town Hall for express buses to Bondi Junction.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March   

  • Buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland.
  • Trains run between Waterfall, Sutherland and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.
     
  • Saturday from 11.30pm to 2.20am, buses also replace trains between Waterfall, Cronulla and Hurstville.
  • Trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.

Monday 26 February   

  • From 11.50pm to 1.30am, some trains from Richmond to Leppington will instead run to Granville, then continue to Olympic Park.
  • You may need to change trains at Granville to continue your journey.
  • Trains continue to run from Leppington to Richmond, in that direction only.

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February   

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

Sunday 3 March

  • Buses replace trains between Olympic Park and Lidcombe.

Sunday 3 March

  • 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 only.
  • Most Macarthur trains to the City run via Sydenham. Trains from the City run via the Airport.
  • Early morning and late evening trains run via the Airport but start and end at Central, platform 23.

No trackwork scheduled.

No trackwork scheduled.

Monday 26 February

  • Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong.
  • Buses do not run to the train timetable. If you are connecting with trains at Wyong you may need to catch an earlier bus to ensure you meet your train connection.
  • Trains run between Wyong and Central, some to a changed timetable.
  • Allow extra travel time or consider alternative arrangements.

Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 February   

  • Nightly from 9.40pm to 3.50am, buses replace trains from Gosford to Wyong.
  • Trains run to the normal timetable from Central to Gosford but run up to 23 minutes later than normal from Wyong to Newcastle Interchange.
  • Nightly from 9.50pm to 3am, buses replace trains from Wyong to Gosford.
  • Trains run from Newcastle Interchange to Wyong, and Gosford to Central, some to a changed timetable.

Monday 26 February

  • Trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line may affect how you travel, with buses replacing trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong.
  • If you are travelling to Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations you may need to catch an earlier service to ensure you arrive at your destination on time.
     
  • From 6pm to 1am, some trains towards Telarah may run up to 20 minutes later than the normal timetable, due to trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

Thursday 29 February  

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

Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 February 

  • Nightly from 10pm to 1.30am, buses replace trains between Central and Bondi Junction.
  • Trains run between South Coast Line stations and the City Circle. Change at Town Hall for express buses to Bondi Junction.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March   

  • Some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • At Albion Park, trains may leave from different platforms, please check indicator screens before boarding.
     
  • Saturday from 11.30pm to 2am, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville.
  • Trains run between South Coast Line stations and Waterfall only.
  • T4 Illawarra Line trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.

No trackwork scheduled.