News - 2006

15/12/2006

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.

7/12/2006

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.

30/11/2006

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.

23/11/2006

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.

20/11/2006

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

10/11/2006

$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.

3/11/2006

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.

6/10/2006

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.

15/09/2006

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.

23/08/2006

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.

22/08/2006

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.

10/08/2006

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.

6/07/2006

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.

5/07/2006

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.

16/06/2006

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

2/06/2006

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.

26/05/2006

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?

23/05/2006

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.

19/05/2006

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.

16/05/2006

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

4/05/2006

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.

27/04/2006

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.

20/04/2006

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

7/04/2006

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.

4/04/2006

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

28/03/2006

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.

3/03/2006

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.

1/03/2006

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.

28/02/2006

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.

24/02/2006

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.

16/02/2006

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

14/02/2006

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

7/02/2006

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.

6/02/2006

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

2/02/2006

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

18/01/2006

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.