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Timetable changes effective Sunday 8 May

Posted: Thursday 7 April 2011

An approaching Oscar train Several changes to the CityRail timetable will come into effect on Sunday 8 May 2011. These changes occur mostly during the off-peak and on weekends.

The changes will improve operations and integrate minor infrastructure changes into the Hunter network, as well as the introduction of additional Oscar trains into service.

Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line


Weekdays

  • 5.33am Mortdale to Bondi Junction now departs Mortdale 1 minute earlier.
  • On the following services, trains now depart 1 to 3 minutes later at the stations outlined below:
    • 6.09am Mortdale to Bondi Junction - at Penshurst
    • 11.48am Cronulla to Bondi Junction - at Cronulla and all stations to Bondi Junction
    • 10.38am Bondi Junction to Cronulla - at Sutherland and all stations to Cronulla.

Bankstown Line


Weekdays

  • On the following weekday services, trains now depart 1 or 2 minutes later at the stations outlined below:
    • 8.16am Strathfield to Town Hall - at Bankstown and all stations to Erskineville
    • 11.28pm Liverpool to Town Hall - at Villawood and Chester Hill
    • 9.06am Town Hall to Strathfield - at Sydenham and all stations to Berala
    • 11.05am Town Hall to Strathfield - at Town Hall and all stations to Museum.

Inner West Line

South Line


Weekdays

  • On the following services, trains now depart 1 to 3 minutes later at the stations outlined below:
    • 10.44am Ashfield to Museum - at Ashfield and all stations to St James
    • 10.04am Glenfield to Museum - at Central and all stations to St James
    • 10.06am Regents Park to Museum - at Regents Park and Berala
    • 11.28pm Liverpool to Museum - at Villawood and Chester Hill
    • 9.03am Museum to Glenfield - at Cabramatta and all stations to Glenfield
    • 9.48am Museum to Campbelltown - at Redfern
    • 9.51am Museum to Ashfield - at Central and all stations to Ashfield.
  • 2.17pm Liverpool to Museum, trains now depart Warwick Farm and all stations to Lidcombe (with the exception of Sefton) 1 or 2 minutes earlier.

Airport & East Hills Line


Weekdays

  • 11.08am Town Hall to Revesby service now departs Town Hall and all stations to Museum 1 minute later.

North Shore Line


Weekdays

  • 8.05am Strathfield to Hornsby now arrives Hornsby 1 minute later.

Western Line


Weekdays

  • 6.36pm Central to Emu Plains service now departs Blacktown and all stations to Emu Plains 2 minutes earlier.

Northern Line


Weekdays

  • 7.54am Chatswood to Hornsby service now departs Epping and all stations to Hornsby 1 to 2 minutes later.
  • 8.20am Central to Hornsby service now arrives Hornsby 1 minute later.

South Coast Line


Weekdays

  • 10.10am Port Kembla to Thirroul service now departs Wollongong and all stations to Thirroul 3 minutes earlier.
  • On the following services, trains now depart 1 to 3 minutes later at the stations outlined below:
    • 10.27am Central to Kiama - at Austinmer and all stations to Unanderra
    • 5.14pm Bondi Junction to Wollongong - at Thirroul and North Wollongong
    • 8.10pm Kiama to Bomaderry - at Berry and Bomaderry
    • 9.18pm Kiama to Bomaderry - at all stations
    • 11.57am Kiama to Central - at Dapto and all stations to Coniston
    • 8.42pm Bomaderry to Kiama - at all stations.
  • On the following services, trains now arrive 1 minute later at the destination station:
    • 1.20am Wollongong to Port Kembla - at Port Kembla
    • 11.21am Port Kembla to Thirroul - at Thirroul
    • 6.45pm Port Kembla to Thirroul - at Thirroul.
  • 5.31am Martin Place to Kiama service now departs Albion Park and all stations to Kiama 1 minute earlier.

More Oscar trains for South Coast services

As part of our Rail Growth Plan, we are purchasing a further 99 Oscars to provide further benefits to the CityRail network in outer suburban and intercity areas. These state-of-the-art trains are an important part of the NSW Government's plan to upgrade the CityRail fleet to further improve safety, capacity, reliability and comfort of passengers.

As these new Oscar trains come into service they will replace the V Sets, which will eventually be phased out of service on the South Coast Line.

The following 6-carriage V Sets have been replaced with 4-carriage Oscars:

  • 4.10am Wollongong to Kiama service, arriving at 4.56am
  • 7.54am Central to Kiama service, arriving at 10.26am
  • 10.49am Kiama to Wollongong service, arriving at 11.30am
  • 12.43pm Wollongong to Kiama service, arriving at 1.35pm
  • 2.27pm Kiama to Central service, arriving at 5.08pm
  • 8.09pm Kiama to Thirroul service, arriving at 9.00pm
  • 9.16pm Thirroul to Port Kembla service, arriving at 9.48pm.

The following 4-carriage V Sets have been replaced with 4-carriage Oscars:

  • 4.23am Wollongong to Dapto service, arriving at 4.38am
  • 5.17am Dapto to Central service, arriving at 7.03am
  • 7.24am Central to Kiama service, arriving at 9.53am
  • 10.01am Kiama to Central service, arriving 12.16pm
  • 3.27pm Central to Kiama service, arriving at 5.43pm
  • 5.52pm Kiama to Wollongong service, arriving at 6.33pm
  • 7.13pm Port Kembla to Thirroul service, arriving at 7.46pm.

The following 6-carriage V Sets have been replaced with 8-carriage trains:

  • 5.13am Kiama to Central service, arriving at 7.28am
  • 5.42pm Central to Kiama service, arriving 8.03pm.

Blue Mountains Line


Weekdays

  • 6.36pm Central to Mount Victoria service now departs Blacktown and all stations to Mount Victoria 2 minutes earlier.

Hunter Line


Weekdays

  • 5.40am Telarah to Newcastle service now departs Telarah and all stations to Newcastle 2 minutes earlier. This service now departs at 5.38am.
  • 10.00am Dungog to Newcastle service now departs Paterson 1 minute later, at 10.40am. 
  • The following two services will no longer operate:
    • 3.30am Newcastle to Telarah
    • 4.59am Newcastle to Telarah.
    Due to this, the 3.15am Newcastle to Scone service now has additional stops.  This service now departs stations between Waratah and Scone between 1 to 10 minutes later, with additional stops at Sandgate, Hexham, Tarro, Metford, East Maitland and High Street.
  • On the following services, trains now depart Thornton 1 minute later:
    • 4.50am Newcastle to Dungog
    • 7.18am Newcastle to Telarah
    • 8.12am Newcastle to Maitland
    • 8.22am Newcastle to Dungog
    • 9.00am Newcastle to Telarah
    • 10.00am Newcastle to Maitland
    • 11.00am Newcastle to Telarah
    • 12.00pm Newcastle to Telarah
    • 12.52pm Newcastle to Telarah
    • 1.03pm Newcastle to Dungog
    • 2.05pm Newcastle to Telarah
    • 3.20pm Newcastle to Dungog
    • 4.10pm Newcastle to Maitland
    • 4.20pm Newcastle to Telarah
    • 5.30pm Newcastle to Dungog
    • 6.16pm Newcastle to Telarah.
  • On the following services, trains now depart Mindaribba 4 minutes earlier:
    • 1.03pm Newcastle to Dungog
    • 5.30pm Newcastle to Dungog.

Weekends

  • On the following services, trains now depart Thornton 1 minute later:
    • 5.45am Newcastle to Dungog
    • 1.00pm (Saturday only) Newcastle to Dungog
    • 5.46pm Newcastle to Scone
    • 5.50pm Newcastle to Dungog.
  • 1.00pm (Saturday only) Newcastle to Dungog service now departs Mindaribba 7 minutes earlier.