Apr 24, 2024

Weekend Rail Repair Plan Trackwork - 27-28 April

Passengers are urged to plan ahead this weekend, 27-28 April, as essential Rail Repair Plan trackwork continues to build a more resilient and reliable network.

For those travelling to Dawn services on Anzac Day, information on additional public transport services can be found here. Public transport is free on Anzac Day for veterans and serving Australian Defence Force personnel. 

Extra early morning services will run on every rail line for Anzac Day, including the T3 Bankstown line, as well as additional metro, bus and light rail services to help those attending the Dawn Service get to Martin Place.

Multiple smaller windows of trackwork are taking place this weekend across the network, mostly overnight to minimise disruption to travellers. Passengers are advised to check transportnsw.info and live travel apps to plan their journey.

On the T1 Western Line from Friday 9:30pm to 2am Saturday, buses replace trains between Richmond and Riverstone. Then between Penrith, Richmond and Granville throughout the weekend.

Then, on the T1 and T2 from 10.40pm Saturday to 5.30am Sunday, buses replace all trains between Ashfield and Central. Passengers should change at Strathfield for express buses to Central, or at Ashfield for buses stopping all-stations towards Central.

Also, on the T2 from 6.20am to 10.30am Sunday buses will replace Inner West trains between Ashfield and Central, while express trains continue to run.

T3 Bankstown Line on Saturday until 9.30am, buses will replace trains between Bankstown and Sydenham.

On the T4 Line throughout the weekend, buses will replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland. Overnight from11.30pm Saturday to 2:20am Sunday buses also replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville.

On the T5 Cumberland Line, buses will replace trains Friday night from 9.30pm between Richmond and Riverstone, and then throughout the weekend between Richmond and Granville.

On the T9 Northern Line from 10.40pm Saturday to 5.30am Saturday, buses replace trains between Strathfield and Central.

Sydney Trains will have around 868 workers carrying out a significant amount of work over this period, including ballast cleaning, track reconditioning, contact wire renewal, turnout renewal and refurbishment and the removal of 26 high-priority defects.

Some trains may run to changed stopping pattern and timetable. Passengers may need to change trains and are encouraged to allow extra travel time and plan ahead by visiting transportnsw.info or using trip planning apps. 

Sydney Trains thanks our passengers for their patience as we work to build a more resilient and reliable network. 


On the Blue Mountains Line, buses replace trains between Penrith and Granville all weekend, and between Penrith and Central from 10.40pm Saturday night to 5.30am Sunday.

All weekend, trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Strathfield only, except from 6.50pm Saturday to 5.30am Sunday, when buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Hornsby, and from 10.40pm Saturday to 5.30am Sunday, between Strathfield and Central, on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

Buses will replace trains between Port Kembla, Dapto and Waterfall from 3am to 11am on Saturday, Waterfall and Hurstville from 11.30pm Saturday to 2.20am Sunday, and then Bomaderry and Wollongong from 2.30am to 9.50am Sunday, on the South Coast Line.

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