Mortdale Maintenance Centre Upgrade

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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 Mortdale Maintenance Centre?

An upgrade at Mortdale Maintenance Centre (MMC) will increase the capacity for maintenance of Tangara suburban trains, allowing the entire Tangara fleet to be serviced from this location. This work would reduce dead running time by locating maintenance of the Tangara fleet near to where the trains operate.

Proposed upgrades include:

  • demolition of the existing sheds in the proposed workshop footprint, adjacent to the western boundary
  • construction of a new bogie exchange workshop (allows separation of train carriage from its chassis) and transfer chamber within the western side of the existing facility
  • extension of existing driveway and construction of a new driveway exit as part of the bogie delivery/collection area within the western side of the facility
  • decommissioning of existing substation at the eastern boundary
  • installation of a new electrical substation in the parking area adjacent to the eastern boundary
  • reinstatement of parking spaces at the location of the decommissioned substation
  • civil works to support the above works, including track modification at the loop siding, drainage and new retaining walls
  • associated electrical works and lighting.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 30 October to 13 November 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback, which will help further develop the project.

The feedback received was considered as part of the planning approval process and has been responded to in a Determination Report.

Next steps

The main construction works will commence mid-2020 and take approximately nine months to complete. We will keep the community updated once a contractor is appointed.

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 Mortdale Maintenance Centre?

An upgrade at Mortdale Maintenance Centre (MMC) will increase the capacity for maintenance of Tangara suburban trains, allowing the entire Tangara fleet to be serviced from this location. This work would reduce dead running time by locating maintenance of the Tangara fleet near to where the trains operate.

Proposed upgrades include:

  • demolition of the existing sheds in the proposed workshop footprint, adjacent to the western boundary
  • construction of a new bogie exchange workshop (allows separation of train carriage from its chassis) and transfer chamber within the western side of the existing facility
  • extension of existing driveway and construction of a new driveway exit as part of the bogie delivery/collection area within the western side of the facility
  • decommissioning of existing substation at the eastern boundary
  • installation of a new electrical substation in the parking area adjacent to the eastern boundary
  • reinstatement of parking spaces at the location of the decommissioned substation
  • civil works to support the above works, including track modification at the loop siding, drainage and new retaining walls
  • associated electrical works and lighting.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 30 October to 13 November 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback, which will help further develop the project.

The feedback received was considered as part of the planning approval process and has been responded to in a Determination Report.

Next steps

The main construction works will commence mid-2020 and take approximately nine months to complete. We will keep the community updated once a contractor is appointed.

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.