New!Tangara Technology Upgrade: Sets T72 and T106 (Ex G6) continue to undergo testing with the new upgrades. The pair will continue testing through to mid 2020.
New Intercity Fleet: Trackwork has begun in preparation of the new fleet. However, the project is experiencing delays due to manufacturing issues in South Korea.
Sydney Metro news -
Sydney Metro City & Southwest: One of the two harbour tunnels has been completed, with the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) 'Kathleen' dismantled and shipped back to Barangaroo in preparation for the second tunnel. Another TBM, 'Wendy', has breached the Blue Point site from Chatswood, making it the first of five TBM's to complete work for the Sydney Metro project.
Overall: The Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) consortium has placed an order on 23 Alstom Metropolis sets, costing around €350 million or ~$568 million AUD. This will expand the Metropolis fleet to 45 sets for the upcoming City & Southwest line from Chatswood to Bankstown.
Sydney Metro West: Seven stations have been confirmed for the project: Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays Precinct. Construction is expected to begin sometime in 2020.
Sydney Metro Northwest: The North West Night Bus has been withdrawn. Passengers should now able use the metro during late hours every day.
Light Rail news -
New!CBD and Southeast Light Rail: The new L2 line from Circular Quay to Randwick is now open, with 14 stops at key destinations in the City and the Randwick LGA. Trams will currently operate at reduced speeds along George Street due to pedestrian safety concerns.
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