An S Set train enters Museum Station.
Info Locale Sydney Metropolitan Area, Newcastle, Wollongong Transit type Commuter Rail, Inter-city rail, Coach Number of lines 16 Number of stations 307 Daily ridership 1 million approx Website www.cityrail.info Operation Began operation
first section: 26 September 1855operating as CityRail: 1990
Operator(s) Railcorp Technical Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Standard gauge
CityRail is an operating brand of RailCorp, a corporation owned by the state government of New South Wales, Australia. It is responsible for providing commuter rail services, and some coach services, in and around Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, the three largest cities of New South Wales. It is also the name of the network on which the services run. It is part of the MyZone ticketing system.
Construction of what is now the CityRail network began 3 July 1850. Today it consists of 307 stations and over 2,060 km (1,280 mi) of track, extending to the upper Hunter Valley, south to the Shoalhaven area and reaching as far west as Lithgow. An average of 1 million trips are made from these metropolitan, intercity and regional stations each day.
Numerous new lines are proposed each year with several in various stages of planning and construction. CityRail and Transport for New South Wales are currently engaged in a process of "sectorisation", a project called "Rail Clearways", in an effort to reduce its operational complexity.
Established under the Transport Administration Act (NSW) 1988 around 1990, CityRail is a "product group" of Rail Corporation New South Wales (Railcorp), the state-owned corporation (SOC) that operates the New South Wales railways. It is a sister group of CountryLink, which operates rail and coach services in regional New South Wales.
Most of the CityRail system is electrified with 1500 V DC supplied by overhead wire and are operated by double-deck multiple units. Some isolated sections outside the Sydney metropolitan area are operated by single-deck diesel railcars.
- 1 Operations
- 2 Network
- 3 History
- 4 Challenges
- 5 Future development
- 6 Timeline of Major Changes to CityRail since 2000
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
In 2009 CityRail ran ten types of rolling stock, in two categories: electric multiple units (EMUs) for suburban and interurban working, and diesel multiple units (DMUs) for interurban and regional lines running through less populated areas. All CityRail electric trains use 1500 V DC overhead electrification and travel on 1435 mm standard gauge tracks. All electric rolling stock has been double deck since the early 1990s.
The CityRail network is divided into three sectors, based around three maintenance depots. EMU trainsets are identified by target plates, which are exhibited on the front lower nearside of driving carriages. Target designations and set numbers are used in identifying EMU trainsets. The composition and formations of trainsets, and the target designations are subject to alteration. The target designation originally identified the depot at which a trainset was based, e.g. "M" for Mortdale, "F" for Flemington, "H" for Hornsby and "B" for Punchbowl (on the Bankstown line). However, the introduction of a variety of EMU types led to the target designation's use as a means of identifying the type of trainset, more like a vehicle or locomotive number. Hence, "M" is now used for the Millennium trainsets.
Cityrail maintenance sectors Sector # Depot Serviced lines Target plate 1 Mortdale Illawarra and Eastern Suburbs, South Coast Red 2 Flemington Cumberland, Airport and East Hills, Olympic Park Sprint, Carlingford, South, Bankstown Blue 3 Hornsby North Shore, Northern, Western, Richmond, Newcastle, Blue Mountains, Central Coast Black
All double deck InterUrban (DDIU or V set) EMU trains, which operate on the Blue Mountains, Newcastle and Central Coast, and South Coast lines, are serviced at Flemington Depot, and all M set and H set trains, which have a green target plate, are serviced at Eveleigh Maintenance Centre near Redfern station.
CityRail's current ticketing system is called the Automated Fare Collection System. Dating from 1992, is based on magnetic stripe technology and is interoperable with the government's buses and ferries. It is expected to be replaced by the contactless Opal smartcard system. The transition is expected to take place by 2012.
Unlike the ticketing systems of other cities in Australia, most of CityRail's ticket prices are calculated on the distance travelled and are inexpensive by world standards.
Entry to privately owned train stations at Sydney Airport requires a Station Access Fee in addition to the train fare.
According to the 2003 'Parry report', "The interaction of metropolitan, suburban, intercity and freight lines and services has resulted in an overly complex system." This complexity has contributed in part to the organisation being widely criticised for poor reliability and safety. CityRail is also enormously expensive. RailCorp requires a government subsidy of close to $1.8 billion a year, approximately 5% of the state budget and more than three times what it collects in fares. "There is an overwhelming sense," the report concluded, "that CityRail does not promote a real commitment to quality, customer focus and a service culture."
On-time running has improved since new timetables were introduced in 2005 and 2006. The newly introduced timetable increase the station dwelling time and increase the amount of time a train is expected to arrive at the destination. In April 2008, 99.6% of all services ran, and 92.6% of these services arrived within five minutes of their scheduled arrival time. However a 2007 report by Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway Corporation found that Sydney's train system reliability levels lagged behind international benchmarks.
In 2009 CityRail operated 11 suburban lines, four intercity lines, and one regional line. The standard network map is shown here.
■ Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line - Between Bondi Junction and Waterfall/Cronulla.
■ Bankstown Line - Between Central and Liverpool/Lidcombe, via City Circle (clockwise) and Bankstown.
■ Inner West Line - Between Central and Bankstown/Liverpool, via City Circle (anticlockwise) and Strathfield.
■ Airport & East Hills Line - Between Central and Macarthur, via City Circle (clockwise) and Sydenham (peak) or Wolli Creek.
■ South Line - Between Central and Campbelltown, via City Circle (anticlockwise) and Granville.
■ Cumberland Line - Between Blacktown and Campbelltown.
■ Western Line - Between Central and Emu Plains or Richmond. This includes the:
- Richmond Line.
■ North Shore Line - Between Central and Berowra (via Chatswood).
■ Carlingford Line - Between Clyde and Carlingford.
■ Olympic Park Sprint - Between Lidcombe and Olympic Park, extending to Central in off-peak and during special events.
■ Northern Line - Between Epping and Hornsby (via Macquarie Park, City and Strathfield).
* In peak hour on the North Shore line, some outer-suburban services run to Gosford and Wyong, and some Western Line services extend to Springwood.
In peak hour, some City Circle services run in the opposite direction than normal
Intercity lines are shown in grey on CityRail maps, with the line colour on the stations.
■ South Coast Line - Between Central** and Bomaderry (Nowra) or Port Kembla.
■ Southern Highlands Line - Between Campbelltown** and Goulburn.
■ Blue Mountains Line - Between Central** and Lithgow.
■ Newcastle & Central Coast Line - Between Central and Newcastle.
** Some peak services and most weekend services on the South Coast Line run to/from Bondi Junction, some on the Southern Highlands Line to/from Central, and some on the Blue Mountains Line to/from Hornsby. Southern Highlands services run to Central only in the morning and from Central in the afternoon and evening. At other times, a change of train is required at Campbelltown or Macarthur.
Connecting bus services
CityRail operates several bus routes along corridors where the railway line has been closed to passengers. These bus services appear in CityRail timetables and accept CityRail tickets, but they are operated by private-sector bus companies contracted by CityRail. In 2006 these CityRail bus services are:
■ Bowral to Picton Loop Line - Bowral to Picton via Thirlmere. weekdays only
■ South Coast to Southern Highlands Line - Bundanoon/Bowral to Wollongong via Robertson.
■ Lithgow to Bathurst - Lithgow to Bathurst via Mt Lambie.
■ Fassifern to Toronto - Fassifern to Toronto via Blackalls Park.
To provide a passenger service between midnight and 5.00 am while leaving the tracks clear of trains for maintenance work, a parallel bus service was established in 1989. The NightRide operates typically at hourly intervals (some routes depart more frequently on weekends). NightRide services are run by private bus operators, and are identified by route numbers beginning with "N". All valid CityRail tickets for a destination (apart from single tickets) are accepted on NightRide services. Bus stops and railway stations do not always perfectly coincide, but there is a reasonable approximation on most routes.
Most intercity trains terminate at Central whereas all suburban (except Carlingford line) services will proceed through the City Circle which is a loop of metro-style underground stations which receives a higher frequency of services although these services will still runs according to a timetable much like the rest of Cityrail network. Inner suburban areas will receive a higher frequency of services than outer suburban areas as some designated services will terminate at allocated stations midway through the line to cope with the higher urban density of inner-city suburbs.
There is evidence this hybrid arrangement was deliberate. The design of the early electric carriages was developed as a combination of the high-capacity, low-boarding time of the New York Subways trains and the existing English long carriage design that was established in Australia's long-haul steam train system. Those design principles have carried over to successive rolling stock.
CityRail also operates several interurban services that terminate at Central Station (though some services operate in the metro-style portions of the system in the peak hours). These lines stretch over 160 km (99 mi) from Sydney, as far north as Newcastle, as far west as Lithgow, as far south-west as Goulburn and as far south as Kiama and Port Kembla. Southern Highlands trains require a connection at Campbelltown as they run into the city during peak hours only.
Regional services operate from the terminus station at Newcastle, with local electric services to the Central Coast and diesel services to Maitland. After Maitland, the DMUs travel either to Scone or Dungog, but most terminate at Maitland or Telarah. Another regional service operates as part of the South Coast Line, with DMUs between Kiama and Bomaderry-Nowra.
The hub of the CityRail system is Central Station, where most lines start and end. Trains coming from the Airport and East Hills Line and Bankstown Line, after travelling anticlockwise on the City Circle sometimes terminate upon arrival at Central and proceed to the Macdonaldtown Turnback. However, most trains continue on and become respective outward bound Inner West trains and South Line trains. The reverse applies for trains coming from the Inner West and South Lines, which, if not terminating, become outward bound trains on the Airport and East Hills line and Bankstown Line respectively. In the same manner, all trains from the Western Line or Northern Line become North Shore line trains once they reach Central and vice-versa.
As well as the intercity services mentioned above, local services also run in the Newcastle local area during off-peak times, as part of the Newcastle & Central Coast Line. Local services also run on the South Coast Line in the Wollongong local area, usually between Thirroul and Port Kembla.
Passenger Information Systems
The majority of CityRail stations are well equipped with electronic passenger destination indicator boards. These provide information on the current time, next three available services, time due to arrival, destination route and the number of train carriages available. Systems at Central station also produce a visual alert to passengers of train doors about to close during peak hour.
Due to the many differing types of stations that CityRail serves, their screens vary in form. In station where trains arrive at a higher frequency, 2 or more vertical LED screens are used on each platform to display the destination and arrival time whereas in low frequency areas 1 or 2 dual horizontal LED screens with a larger font is used. Manual destination indicator boards are still used in some lower patron stations but Cityrail staff will need to be present on the station to change the boards if necessary. In regional areas, a station may only rely on digital voice announcement for information on services. CBSM (Custom Built Sheet Metal) was responsible for the manufacture of many indicator board encasings.
Dual horizontal, ceiling mounted screens, standard type. This indicator board shows two lines that use this platform. Photographed at Blacktown, an outer city suburban station.
Vertical painted white metal standing screens, station concourse/entrance type. Photographed at Glenfield, an outer city suburban station.
Manual Service Indicator used at many regional and lower patron stations. Seen at Dapto
"Next trains to City" indicators. Photographed at Auburn, an inner city suburban station.
CityRail's origins go as far back as 1855 when the first public railway in New South Wales opened between Sydney and Granville, now a suburb of Sydney but then a major agricultural centre. The railway formed the basis of the New South Wales railways and was owned by the government. Passenger and freight services were operated from the beginning. The State's railway system quickly expanded from the outset with lines radiating from Sydney and Newcastle into the interior of New South Wales, with frequent passenger railway services in the suburban areas of Sydney and Newcastle along with less frequent passenger trains into the rural areas and interstate. All services were powered by steam locomotives, though in the 1920s petrol railcars were introduced for minor branch lines with low passenger numbers, both in metropolitan Sydney and rural areas.
The CityRail system as it exists today is to some extent the result of the vision and foresight of John Bradfield, one of Australia's most respected and famous civil engineers. He was involved in the design and construction of Sydney's underground railways in the 1920s and 1930s, but he is more famous for the associated design and construction of Sydney's greatest icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
New South Wales uses an overhead electrification system at 1 500 volts direct current. Whilst inferior to and more expensive than modern single phase alternating current equipment, it was in vogue during the 1920s and is generally sufficient for the operation of electric multiple unit trains. However, the introduction of powerful electric locomotives in the 1950s, followed by the Millennium Train in 2002, revealed drawbacks in this antiquated system of electrification. As the voltage is relatively low, high currents are required to supply a given amount of power, which necessitates the use of very heavy duty cabling and substation equipment. Until the retirement of electric locomotives from freight service, it was often necessary to observe a "power margin" to ensure that substations were not overloaded. This situation was similar to that which applied to The Milwaukee Road's 3 000 VDC electrification. Plans to electrify the Hunter Valley at 25 kV alternating current were abandoned in the 1990s. With private freight operation favouring diesel haulage, it is unlikely that the electrification will extend beyond its present outer-metropolitan limits in the foreseeable future.
Electrification came to Sydney's suburbs in 1926 with the first suburban electric service running between Sydney's Central Station and the suburb of Oatley approximately 20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney. In the same year, the first underground railway was constructed from Central Station to St James in Sydney's CBD . Electric trains that had previously terminated at the Central Station continued north, diving underground at the Goulburn Street tunnel portal, stopping at Museum underground station and then terminating at St James. Other lines were soon electrified. Also, in conjunction with the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which opened in 1932, an additional underground line in downtown Sydney was constructed, connecting the North Shore line with Central Station via two downtown stations, Town Hall and Wynyard.
World War II interrupted programmes for further electrification, but an extensive electric network was in place in 1948.
The Public Transport Commission of New South Wales was created in 1972 by the merger of the Department of Railways, New South Wales and the New South Wales Department of Government Transport, which operated buses and ferries. It was broken up in 1980 into the State Rail Authority and Urban Transit Authority. CityRail was established in 1990 under the Transport Administration Act (NSW) 1988 as a business unit of State Rail.
The quality of the rail system is a matter of considerable political sensitivity. The performance of StateRail and RailCorp have been questioned in regards to safety, training, a politically-motivated focus on punctuality, management and workplace culture, with strong criticism from Justice Peter McInerny in his inquiries into the accidents at Glenbrook and Waterfall. Transport is the third largest area of public expenditure in NSW, after health and education. A newspaper distributed to commuters, mX, and the Sydney Morning Herald's "campaign for Sydney" kept transport at the top of the agenda ahead of the 2007 state election. In his 2003 interim report to the NSW Government, Tom Parry was highly critical of CityRail. "It is hard to believe that taxpayers or the state are getting the best possible value from the large amounts of money being spent each year," he wrote.
The safety of the CityRail network was called into question by two fatal accidents. The second Glenbrook train disaster in 1999 killed seven people. In 2003, the Waterfall train disaster killed six. Inquiries were conducted into both accidents. Official findings into the latter accident also blamed an "underdeveloped safety culture." There has been criticism of the way CityRail managed safety issues that arose, resulting in what the NSW Ministry of Transport called "a reactive approach to risk management."
CityRail has launched public information campaigns regarding railway trespassing, prams and strollers, and falling between the platform and the train.
Crime and terrorism
Crime committed on railway property has decreased by 32.9% since 2002, which RailCorp attributes to the deployment of some 600 Transit Officers across the network. Most stations now have emergency "help points" to put passengers in immediate contact with authorities should an incident occur. All stations are covered by closed-circuit television surveillance. However a large amount of graffiti is still evident on some trains and the depots.
In recent years, concerns over terrorism have played a role in the management of the network. CityRail and other public transport providers participate in an ongoing public terrorism awareness campaign, If you see something, say something, adapted from a similar campaign in New York.
In 2008 overloading of trains was found by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to be a significant cause of delays. Ten of the 13 lines have peak loads over 135% of capacity, and three in ten trains during the morning peak are officially overcrowded.
One result of CityRail's increasing problems has been a sharp rise in public complaints and attacks against staff, with a Boston Consulting Group report claiming staff were actively hiding from irate customers wishing to complain about the service. The highly negative public perception of transit officers acting as ticket inspection officers and charging significant on-the-spot fines has also led to the organisation introducing anti-spitting fines and signage requesting commuters not abuse staff.
The CityRail network is undergoing a process of expansion in response to concerns that rail services are inadequate in Western Sydney. At present, Transport for New South Wales is undertaking or planning several construction projects for CityRail. Currently under construction is the South West Rail Link which will extend the network to Leppington.
The Government of New South Wales announced in 2003 that it intended to separate the existing CityRail lines into five independent lines with more reliable and frequent services. The project is called "Rail Clearways", and the five new sectors are listed as the Illawarra and Eastern Suburbs Line, the Bankstown Line, the Campbelltown Express Line, the Airport & South Line and the North-West Lines.
There are plans to install ETCS across much of the network, starting with the Berowa-Wyong route in 2013.
Timeline of Major Changes to CityRail since 2000
- May 2000: New timetable rerouting East Hill trains to Airport line. Airport line opens.
- July 2002: Millennium trains are entered into service operating on the Airport & East Hills, South, Bankstown, & Inner West Lines. This is the first CityRail train to have new features: CCTV security cameras, Automatic DVAs, Wheelchair Ramps and indicator boards.
- September 2005: New timetable for all lines.
- May 2006: New timetable for Eastern Suburbs, Illawarra and South Coast Line, including revised changes on all lines.
- November 2006: Hunter Railcars are entered into service.
- December 2006: Oscars are entered into service starting with the South Coast Line.
- 2007-2008: DVAs are introduced on all trains waiting for the doors to close with the catch-phrase "Doors closing, please stand clear".
- December 2007: Oscars expanded its service on the Central Coast Line via North Shore Line.
- February 2009: Epping to Chatswood line opens with shuttle services.
- October 2009: New timetable, Epping to Chatswood line integrated to the Northern Line. CityRail launches the Revesby, Chatswood and Epping terminus, Oscars expanded its off-peak service with K-Sets on the Northern Line as a replacement to Tangaras which are abandoned from the Epping to Chatswood Line due to steepness and also the R & S Sets because of noisiness of the tunnel.
- April 2010: MyZone fare system implemented in Cityrail, NSW public bus and ferry system.
- October 2010: New timetable for Eastern Suburbs, Illawarra and South Coast Line (Which includes extra services to Cronulla, extra weekend services for the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra, & South lines as well as more direct fast weekend services between Kiama and Bondi Junction on the South Coast line) including revised changes on all lines.
- July 2011: The first of the Waratah trains entered service. Waratah trains will continue to replace L,R,S set carriages until 2014.
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- Interim Report of the Ministerial Inquiry into Sustainable Transport in New South Wales
- Details and map of Clearways
- North West Rail Link
- South West Rail Link
- Christie Report - Long Term Strategic Plan for Rail.
- NSW Audit Office: Managing Disruption to CityRail services.
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- RailCorp Homepage
- Rail Infrastructure Corporation
- State Transit Authority
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