Major Contract

More Trains More Services Stage Two – Central to Hurstville Capital Works

Under Delivery
More Trains More Services Stage Two – Central to Hurstville Capital Works

The civil works undertaken as part of the More Trains More Services program will see essential upgrades to rail infrastructure including stabling yards, signalling, track, station platforms and power supply at key locations between Central, the T8 Airport Line tunnel and Hurstville. The work will support the introduction of new suburban and intercity trains and allow more frequent train services on the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South, and South Coast lines.

Civil works undertaken within the package includes:

  • Central Sydney capacity upgrade
  • Erskineville crossover
  • Hurstville crossover
  • Airport Tunnel upgrade
  • Mascot Station upgrade
  • Hurstville Station upgrade
  • Power upgrades
  • Upgrade of Sydney Yard, and
  • Asset rationalisation, asset resilience, transport integration and sustainability.

Other capital works may also be included under the contract.

Key Dates

May 2020 Contract Award
Jul 2020 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2022 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Successful Tenderer: The Next Rail partnership comprising of John Holland & Jacobs


Jul 2018 An industry briefing for the MTMS program and the related Digital Systems Program was held.
Dec 2018 Early Notification of Potential Upcoming Expression of Interest was issued.
Jun 2019 Expression of Interest for Pre-Qualification was issued.
May 2020 Contract for works from Central Station to Hurstville awarded.
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
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