Mortdale Maintenance Centre Upgrade

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What are we doing at Mortdale Maintenance Centre?

To contribute to an improved rail network, Mortdale Maintenance Centre is being upgraded to enable the entire Tangara fleet to be serviced from this location. This work will reduce dead running time by locating maintenance of the Tangara fleet near to where the trains operate.

Upgrades include:

  • extension of the existing driveway entrance and construction of a new driveway exit on the western side of the facility
  • installation of a new electrical substation adjacent to the eastern boundary and decommissioning of the existing substation at the eastern boundary
  • upgrades to the sheds to allow more efficient maintenance work at this location
  • civil work including track modifications, drainage upgrades, new retaining walls and associated electrical works and lighting.

Next steps

We are continuing to deliver projects across New South Wales while ensuring the safety of all staff and the community. In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Site investigations are underway in preparation for the start of main construction activities in October 2020. This work is expected to take around nine months to complete.

Community consultation

Planning approval for this project was granted in January 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken between October and November 2019. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

We will continue to keep you informed through notifications to local businesses and residents, and frequent updates published here on our web-page.


What are we doing at Mortdale Maintenance Centre?

To contribute to an improved rail network, Mortdale Maintenance Centre is being upgraded to enable the entire Tangara fleet to be serviced from this location. This work will reduce dead running time by locating maintenance of the Tangara fleet near to where the trains operate.

Upgrades include:

  • extension of the existing driveway entrance and construction of a new driveway exit on the western side of the facility
  • installation of a new electrical substation adjacent to the eastern boundary and decommissioning of the existing substation at the eastern boundary
  • upgrades to the sheds to allow more efficient maintenance work at this location
  • civil work including track modifications, drainage upgrades, new retaining walls and associated electrical works and lighting.

Next steps

We are continuing to deliver projects across New South Wales while ensuring the safety of all staff and the community. In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Site investigations are underway in preparation for the start of main construction activities in October 2020. This work is expected to take around nine months to complete.

Community consultation

Planning approval for this project was granted in January 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken between October and November 2019. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

We will continue to keep you informed through notifications to local businesses and residents, and frequent updates published here on our web-page.


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