News - 2006


The first Oscars are out and about
New outer suburban cars (Oscars) began their service on the CityRail network today, with a run from Wollongong to Central Station.


New train control system to benefit Northern Line commuters
The roll out of a new $5.5 million signalling system at Homebush is set to improve CityRail services on the Northern Line.


Lost property auction
This time 3000 items are up for auction, from umbrellas to iPods, laptops to sunnies and there's even a fully enclosed camping hammock.


New Hunter railcar goes in to limited service
The first of 14 new CityRail Hunter railcars departed from Newcastle Station yesterday, Wednesday 22 November, carrying passengers to Maitland.


Rail projects fast-tracked and enhanced
A number of improvements and addtions to existing plans for the CityRail network were announced today.


$3.6 billion new airconditioned carriages for CityRail
Hunter-based consortium Reliance Rail (Downer EDI) has been selected as manufacturer for the building and maintenance of 626 new CityRail carriages.


Evening peak cancellations
To cater for the extra services required for the U2 Vertigo 2006' Tour concerts the following CityRail services will be cancelled on Friday 10 and Monday 13 November only.


Changes to access at Chatswood Station
From Monday 16 October 2006, train services will operate from the new western platform and concourse at Chatswood Station.


Evening peak cancellations
To cater for the extra services required for the AFL First Preliminary Final the following CityRail services will be cancelled on Friday 22 September only.


CityRail timetable adjustments
Since the introduction in May, CityRail has fine-tuned the timetable following internal review and customer feedback. The changes become effective from Sunday, 3 September 2006.


A new platform for Berowra Station
From Monday 28 August Berowra Station will have a new platform. This project is part of our Rail Clearways Plan designed to improve capacity and reliability on the metropolitan rail network.


New transit officers join the force
Yesterday saw 110 RailCorp Transit Officers graduated from their training course at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport John Watkins.


Bankstown Station closure - Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July
Bankstown Station will be closed on the weekend of 8 and 9 July due to a combination of trackwork and a simulation training exercise.


Compare car and train costs with our commuter calculator
We've added a new feature to our website to enable you to compare the cost of travelling with CityRail with the expense involved in driving your car to work.


Changes to CityRail fares
Changes to CityRail fares were approved today by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).


Lost property auction
Thousands of surplus and lost items from CityRail and CountryLink trains and stations over the last four months will go under the hammer on Tuesday 6 June.


Save with CityRail at the Sydney Film Festival
Why go through the hassle and expense of driving to the Sydney Film Festival and paying for parking when you can travel with CityRail and save, with a $2 discount on your cinema ticket thrown in?


North Sydney Station upgrade
Major construction and upgrading work is scheduled for North Sydney Station. As a result, platform two will be closed from 28 May 2006 until mid 2007.


Evening peak cancellations
To cater for the extra services required for State of Origin I the following CityRail services will be cancelled on Wednesday 24 May only.


Blacktown Station lift upgrade
Customer lifts at Blacktown Station and its bus interchange will undergo a major refurbishment to improve reliability and reduce failures.


More new trains are on the way
The Premier of NSW, Morris Iemma, has announced a 20 per cent increase in the public private partnership order to provide new, air-conditioned rail carriages for the CityRail network.


More drivers for the CityRail network
A record number of train drivers is now working on the CityRail network, following the graduation of 15 drivers from RailCorp's training college today.


Blue Mountains and Western Line trackwork deferred
Weekday track upgrades planned for the Western and Blue Mountains Lines in May 2006 have been deferred.


Evening peak cancellations
To cater for the extra services required for the Rolling Stones World Tour Concert the following CityRail services will be cancelled on Tuesday 11 April only.


Priority asbestos audit completed
Priority testing for asbestos at CityRail stations has been completed.


Report your lost property online
Did you leave something on a train or station? Well, there's now an easy way for you to report it to our Lost Property office, using a new form on this website.


CityRail patronage up - by 90,000 a week
Since the introduction of the new timetable in September, more than 90,000 additional customers are travelling with CityRail every week.


Restricted access to Town Hall Station
Access to and from Town Hall Station will be restricted between 10.30am and 2.00pm on Monday 13 March due to the Commonwealth Day Observance at St Andrew's Cathedral.


New timetable delivers improved reliability
In November 2005, ITSRR conducted an independent survey of CityRail customers to see how their perception and experience of our services had changed since the introduction of the new timetable.


Level crossings - don't find out the hard way
An advertising campaign designed to create awareness about the dangers of ignoring safety rules when using pedestrian level crossings was launched today in Wollongong.


CityRail's reliability performance
CityRail's reliability performance has improved drastically since the introduction of the new timetable in September.


Parramatta Transport Interchange - opening 19 February
The new Parramatta Transport Interchange will open on 19 February, 10 months ahead of schedule.


Work begins on the $98 million Hornsby Station upgrade
Minister for Transport, John Watkins, announced that work had begun on the $98 million Rail Clearways project at Hornsby Station.


Bankstown Line upgrade successfully completed
RailCorp infrastructure staff today celebrated the successful Bankstown Line upgrade, completed this January.


Transit officers apprehend murder suspects
Acting Transport Minister Tony Kelly congratulated the transit officers involved in apprehending two teenage females overnight.


Happy birthday Circular Quay Station
Circular Quay Station turns 50 on Friday 20 January. The opening marked the completion of the now essential City Circle loop.