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Trackwork for T1 Northern, North Shore and Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Hornsby Junction is set to undergo a major infrastructure upgrade, with trackwork scheduled over a 17 day period, starting from Friday 29 December and concluding Sunday 14 January. These infrastructure works are to allow for improved services and increases in capacity in the future.

During the trackwork, trains will run to a changed timetable and some services will be replaced by buses for the T1 North Shore Line, T1 Nothern Line, and the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

With the exception of New Year's Eve where services remain unchanged starting midday on Sunday 31 December through to midday on Monday 1 January, helping you travel to and from the City so you can still enjoy the celebrations and catch a train home.

Timetable and service changes for the following lines: 

Trains will be running at a reduced frequency over most morning and evening peak periods on weekdays to minimise the impact for commuters travelling to and from work. Outside of these morning and evening peak services, no trains will run and replacement buses will be available from Berowra, Epping, Hornsby, Gordon and Central.

Plan ahead, allow additional travel time, check indicator screens and listen to announcements at stations as service changes may vary from day to day.

At train stations there will be signs and staff to help guide you to replacement bus services.

Suburban bus replacement services will run every 10 minutes between 6am and 10pm and every 15 minutes outside of those times.

Central Coast & Newcastle Line express buses will run every half hour.

Trackwork details

From Friday 29 December, the T1 North Shore Line trains will run to a changed timetable with some trains replaced by bus services. Plan ahead, allow additional travel time, check indicator screens and listen to announcements at stations as service changes may vary from day to day. View stop information and travel alerts for Berowra, Hornsby, Gordon, and Lindfield.

Date Service Changes

Friday 29 December

 

From 2am to 8pm: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby.

From 8pm: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.

Saturday 30 December All day: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.
Sunday 31 December

Until 9am: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.

From 9am to midday: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby.

From 12pm: Trains resume regular services between Berowra and the City.

Monday 1 January From 12pm: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.
Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 January

Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.

Trains run to a changed timetable between Gordon and the City, with some trains starting or ending at Lindfield.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January Buses replace all trains between Berowra and Gordon.
Monday 8 to Friday 12 January

Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.

Trains run to a changed timetable between Gordon and the City, with some trains starting or ending at Lindfield.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January Buses replace all trains between Berowra and Gordon.

 

From Friday 29 December, the T1 Northern Line trains will run to a changed timetable with some trains replaced by bus services. Plan ahead, allow additional travel time, check indicator screens and listen to announcements at stations as service changes may vary from day to day. View stop information and travel alerts for Hornsby and Epping.

Date Service changes
Friday 29 December

From 12pm: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping

Saturday 30 December Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping
Sunday 31 December From 12pm: Trains resume regular services for New Year's Eve
Monday 1 January From 12pm: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping
Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 January

Trains run to a changed timetable between Epping and the City via Macquarie University and Strathfield.

From 5.50am to 9.40am: Trains run to a changed timetable in both directions between Hornsby and the City via Strathfield.

From 2.40pm until 7.10pm: Trains run to a changed timetable in both directions between Hornsby and the City via Strathfield.

At all other times, buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping
Monday 8 to Friday 12 January

Trains run to a changed timetable between Epping and the City via Macquarie University and Strathfield.

From 5.50am to 9.40am: changed timetable in both directions between Hornsby and the City via Strathfield.

From 2.40pm to 7.10pm: Trains run to a changed timetable in both directions between Hornsby and the City via Strathfield.

At all other times, buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping 

 

From Friday 29 December, Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains run to a changed timetable with some trains replaced by bus services. Plan ahead, allow additional travel time, check indicator screens and listen to announcements at stations as service changes may vary from day to day. View stop information and travel alerts for Newcastle, Wyong, Tuggerah, Gosford, Woy WoyBerowra and Epping

Date Service Changes
Friday 29 December

Until 12pm trains from Newcastle to Central run to a changed timetable.

From 12pm: Trains from Newcastle end at Berowra, and buses replace trains from Berowra to Epping or Central.

At other times of the day, buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.

Saturday 30 December Buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.
Sunday 31 December

From 12pm: Trains resume regular services between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Central.

Monday 1 January From 12pm buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.
Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 January

From 6.25am to 10am: Trains run to a changed timetable from Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations to Central.

From 3.15pm to 6.45pm: Trains run to a changed timetable from Central to Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations.

At other times of the day buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January Buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.
Monday 8 to Friday 12 January

From 6.25am to 10am: Trains run to a changed timetable from Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations towards Central.

From 3.15pm to 6.45pm: Trains run to a changed timetable from Central to Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations.

At other times of the day buses replace trains between Berowra and Epping or Central.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Central.

Please follow the signs at train stations or ask staff for directions on where to catch a replacement bus service. Travel times are subject to traffic conditions.

T1 replacement buses
Replacement buses for suburban train services run every 10 minutes between 6am and 10pm and every 15 minutes at other times.

  • 25T1: Berowra, then all stations to Hornsby, Waitara, Pymble, Gordon and return
  • 26T1: Gordon, Pymble, Waitara, Hornsby and return
  • 27T1: Gordon, Pymble, Turramurra and return
  • 28T1: Hornsby, then all stations to Beecroft, Epping and return
  • 29T1: Epping, Cheltenham and Beecroft and return
  • 44T1: Berowra, then all stations to Hornsby and return
  • 47T1: Gordon, then all stations to Hornsby and return

Intercity replacement buses
Replacement buses for Intercity services run every 30 minutes.

  • 9CN: Berowra express to Epping and return
  • 10CN: Berowra express to Central and return