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 a new stabling yard for additional trains and rail works within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.
The works at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall and improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Modifications include:

• platform extension to cater for 10-car New Intercity Fleet trains
• new staff amenities building
• elevated staff access bridge between staff amenities building and the station platform
• track modifications including extension of the existing freight refuge loop
• new tracks for train stabling of ten 8-carriage trains
• 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 increase safety
• ancillary works including new and relocated services, lighting, CCTV, and landscaping.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 23 August to 6 September 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 early works construction contract has been awarded to Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd and the project started in January 2020.

The main construction works will commence mid-2020 and we will keep the community updated once a contractor is appointed.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts on 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. 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 a new stabling yard for additional trains and rail works within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.
The works at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall and improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Modifications include:

• platform extension to cater for 10-car New Intercity Fleet trains
• new staff amenities building
• elevated staff access bridge between staff amenities building and the station platform
• track modifications including extension of the existing freight refuge loop
• new tracks for train stabling of ten 8-carriage trains
• 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 increase safety
• ancillary works including new and relocated services, lighting, CCTV, and landscaping.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 23 August to 6 September 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 early works construction contract has been awarded to Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd and the project started in January 2020.

The main construction works will commence mid-2020 and we will keep the community updated once a contractor is appointed.

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