Facts and stats

Staff in the Rail Management Centre Sydney Trains operates quick, frequent and reliable trains in the greater Sydney suburban area (bounded by Emu Plains; Berowra; Waterfall and Macarthur).

  • 1 million customer journeys per weekday
  • 284 million customer journeys annually1
  • 178 stations (includes 4 Airport Line stations)
  • 2,008 electric and 560 diesel cars (includes NSW TrainLink fleet)
  • 2,952 timetabled trips per weekday
  • One eight-carriage train can move 1,000 customers
  • 97.8% of trains are air-conditioned2
  • Operate across 961km of electrified track
  • The first railway in Sydney was opened between Sydney and Parramatta in 1855.

The NSW TrainLink Intercity network extends to the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions.

1. 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014. Source: Bureau of Transport Statistics
2. This equates to nearly 100% of timetabled services