Hurstville Crossover Project

Image of railway tracks near Hurstville Station

Program overview

Over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will simplify and modernise the rail network, creating turn up and go services for many customers.

What are we doing at Hurstville?

To contribute to an improved rail network, track work will be completed near Hurstville Station to install a rail crossover.

A crossover is a section of rail that connects two parallel tracks, allowing trains to cross over from one track to another. This will mean that local services travelling away from the city can end their journey at Platform 4, and then using the crossover tracks, can start their return service to the city from Platform 3.

Upgrades include:

  • around 100 metres of track work including new overhead wire structures
  • new signalling infrastructure
  • modifications to existing overhead wire structures
  • modifications to existing drainage structures
  • modifications to existing utility services for signalling infrastructure.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback was invited during public consultation from 30 October to 13 November 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback which was taken into consideration as part of the planning approval process.

All submissions received were responded to in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

Next steps

The construction work contract has been awarded. The construction will start mid-2020 and take around one year to complete. We will advise the community prior to the commencement of this construction.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts to the local community. We will continue to keep the community informed about upcoming activities through regular updates.

Program overview

Over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will simplify and modernise the rail network, creating turn up and go services for many customers.

What are we doing at Hurstville?

To contribute to an improved rail network, track work will be completed near Hurstville Station to install a rail crossover.

A crossover is a section of rail that connects two parallel tracks, allowing trains to cross over from one track to another. This will mean that local services travelling away from the city can end their journey at Platform 4, and then using the crossover tracks, can start their return service to the city from Platform 3.

Upgrades include:

  • around 100 metres of track work including new overhead wire structures
  • new signalling infrastructure
  • modifications to existing overhead wire structures
  • modifications to existing drainage structures
  • modifications to existing utility services for signalling infrastructure.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback was invited during public consultation from 30 October to 13 November 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback which was taken into consideration as part of the planning approval process.

All submissions received were responded to in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

Next steps

The construction work contract has been awarded. The construction will start mid-2020 and take around one year to complete. We will advise the community prior to the commencement of this construction.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts to the local community. We will continue to keep the community informed about upcoming activities through regular updates.