Waterfall Stabling Yard and Platform Extension Project

Image of Waterfall Station platform showing a train pulling into the 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. The next stage of work will deliver improvements to the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines.

What are we doing at Waterfall Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Waterfall Station will be upgraded, including new tracks and stabling yard to accommodate additional trains.
The work at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall which will improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Upgrades include:

• a platform extension to cater for 10-car New Intercity Fleet trains
• new staff amenities building for station staff and train crew
• an elevated staff access bridge between the staff amenities building and the station platform
• track modifications including an extension of the existing freight refuge loop
• new tracks for stabling of additional 8-carriage trains when not in use
• new power supply upgrade to replace existing electrical infrastructure that is nearing the end of its lifecycle
• a new retaining wall along the widened rail corridor boundary to stabilise the embankment
• ancillary works including new and relocated utility services, lighting, CCTV, and landscaping.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and the community was invited to provide feedback from 23 August to 6 September 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 a Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

Next steps

Early work construction is continuing with relocation of services and construction of the retaining wall in the rail corridor. This work is expected to be finished mid-2020.

Activities being undertaken in August include:

  • continued construction on the retaining wall and ongoing survey work
  • establishment of site compounds and mobilisation of construction vehicles
  • removal of redundant wires and associated infrastructure
  • track removal and re-alignment
  • removal and reconfiguration of signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal within the corridor to enable earthworks.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts on the local community and 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. The next stage of work will deliver improvements to the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines.

What are we doing at Waterfall Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Waterfall Station will be upgraded, including new tracks and stabling yard to accommodate additional trains.
The work at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall which will improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Upgrades include:

• a platform extension to cater for 10-car New Intercity Fleet trains
• new staff amenities building for station staff and train crew
• an elevated staff access bridge between the staff amenities building and the station platform
• track modifications including an extension of the existing freight refuge loop
• new tracks for stabling of additional 8-carriage trains when not in use
• new power supply upgrade to replace existing electrical infrastructure that is nearing the end of its lifecycle
• a new retaining wall along the widened rail corridor boundary to stabilise the embankment
• ancillary works including new and relocated utility services, lighting, CCTV, and landscaping.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and the community was invited to provide feedback from 23 August to 6 September 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 a Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

Next steps

Early work construction is continuing with relocation of services and construction of the retaining wall in the rail corridor. This work is expected to be finished mid-2020.

Activities being undertaken in August include:

  • continued construction on the retaining wall and ongoing survey work
  • establishment of site compounds and mobilisation of construction vehicles
  • removal of redundant wires and associated infrastructure
  • track removal and re-alignment
  • removal and reconfiguration of signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal within the corridor to enable earthworks.

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