MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Announced
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

As part of the More Trains, More Services Program Stage 2, further improvements will be delivered in 2024, including on the T4, T8 and South Coast Lines, to effectively integrate Sydney Metro City and Southwest.

These include:

T4 Illawarra Line

  • A 20 per cent increase in peak services on the T4 Illawarra Line. This includes an extra three services an hour in the peak for key hubs like Hurstville and Sutherland.
  • Additional capacity to carry 3,600 more customers in the peak.


T8 Airport Line

  • More services for the T8 Airport Line, including a 60 per cent increase at the International, Domestic, Mascot and Green Square stations during the morning peak, meaning trains on average every three to four minutes.
  • Additional capacity to carry 2,400 more customers in the peak.


South Coast Line

  • During peak times, all New Intercity Fleet trains will operate as 10 car trains instead of eight.
  • An extra off peak service each hour between Wollongong and the Sydney CBD, meaning a train every 30 minutes on average.



Last reviewed: 26/02/2021

MTMS Stage 2 - Service Improvements

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