Major investment to modernise the rail network at Central Station
The NSW Government has committed a further $180 million to continue modernising the rail network at Central Station’s Grand Concourse providing commuters with more frequent and reliable services, while reducing wait times and overcrowding.
The next stage of the More Trains, More Services program will also deliver critical railway infrastructure works to station platforms to accommodate new fleet and allow up to 15 trains every hour to access rail platforms at Central Station’s Grand Concourse.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the multi-million dollar investment represented the future of our rail system.
“The More Trains, More Services initiative will simplify and bring our rail network into the 21st century, creating high capacity, turn up and go services for commuters,” Mr Elliott said.
“We are committed to future-proofing the existing rail network and ensuring it remains in the best shape for generations to come. The investment will upgrade rail infrastructure and improve signalling to increase reliability, resilience, and frequency of services.
“Updating ageing critical signalling assets with new-generation technology means the rail network can recover faster after extreme weather or technical failures, leading to fewer delays and cancellations for our commuters.
“The program will further simplify and modernise the rail network, while supporting service changes from 2024 to integrate Sydney Metro City & Southwest services with the heavy rail network.”
The additional funding is on top of the NSW Government’s existing investment of more than $5.3 billion in the More Trains, More Services program, which has already delivered 41 new Waratah Series 2 trains and more than 1700 additional weekly services since 2017.