About trackwork

To maintain a high standard of safety and reliability across the transport network, it is essential to carry out regular trackwork.

During trackwork, sections of the track are closed so maintenance crews can work safely and efficiently, and more work can be carried out with the same resources.

In most cases, buses will replace trains on affected lines. Trackwork may also require changes to train timetables or stopping patterns.

The majority of trackwork is undertaken outside of peak times such as overnight or on weekends. However, in the case of track upgrades, it is sometimes necessary to carry out trackwork on weekdays.

Planned trackwork information is usually available up to two weeks in advance. You can use the Trip planner or check Status alerts for up-to-date information.

Trackwork information is also available at all Sydney Trains stations on a weekly basis. Check posters at your local station.

The proposed trackwork calendar on Sydney Trains website is a guide for all planned trackwork over the Sydney Trains network for the next 6 months. It will allow you to plan trips in advance - but it is subject to change.