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

In November 2020, Sydney Trains officially handed us control over a site area inside the Mortdale Maintenance Centre, allowing us to install site cabins, plumbing and IT systems for establishment of an operational compound.

As we approach the end of 2020, we are continuing to work hard on completing some major construction components before taking a two-week break from Saturday 19 December 2020, returning Monday 4 January 2021.

Demolition work will continue in December as well as digging deep holes for installation of concrete piles and cable testing in preparation for construction activities in January.

In January, piling work will re-commence and we will also be relocating cables and utilities to raise the centre’s service capacity.

All work in December and January will be taking place inside the maintenance centre and is unlikely to impact the community.

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.

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

In November 2020, Sydney Trains officially handed us control over a site area inside the Mortdale Maintenance Centre, allowing us to install site cabins, plumbing and IT systems for establishment of an operational compound.

As we approach the end of 2020, we are continuing to work hard on completing some major construction components before taking a two-week break from Saturday 19 December 2020, returning Monday 4 January 2021.

Demolition work will continue in December as well as digging deep holes for installation of concrete piles and cable testing in preparation for construction activities in January.

In January, piling work will re-commence and we will also be relocating cables and utilities to raise the centre’s service capacity.

All work in December and January will be taking place inside the maintenance centre and is unlikely to impact the community.

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.

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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