Project

Sydney to Newcastle Rail Improvements

PROJECT STATUS
Announced

The Sydney to Newcastle Rail Improvement project will deliver rail improvements between Sydney and Newcastle that would facilitate faster passenger rail services.

The project scope includes:

  • 10 kilometres of rail upgrades
  • two additional tracks, bringing the total on the line to four
  • station upgrades at Wyong and Tuggerah, and
  • new dual track bridges over the Wyong River.

Key Dates

Mar 2022 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Federal Government

PROJECT HISTORY

2017 The 2017-18 Federal Budget allocated $20 million toward developing a business case for rail improvements between Sydney and Newcastle.
Mar 2022 The 2022-23 Federal Budget allocated $1 billion toward for the Tuggerah to Wyong faster rail upgrade on the Sydney to Newcastle corridor, as part of the Sydney to Newcastle Rail Improvement project.
Apr 2022 The Federal Government released the National Faster Rail Investment Program, which provided the scope details of the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2022)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2022/03/28