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Pacific National Cripps Creek garbage train

10 October 2022

Since 2004 Pacific National runs garbage trains from Veolia's transfer stations at Clyde and Banksmeadow in metropolitan Sydney to the Cripps Creek intermodal terminal, outside Tarago in the Southern Highlands. From there the containerised rubbish is transferred to the Woodlawn Bioreactor, where the waste is placed in a former quarry to generate energy from landfill gas.

Ticketing systems of Sydney

9 October 2022

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

Sydney Trains trackwork

5 October 2022

Trackwork and maintenance on the Sydney suburban railway network.

Railway stations of suburban Sydney

5 October 2022

Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney

Sydney Trains

5 October 2022

Sydney Trains, formerly CityRail, operates the passenger rail service covering suburban Sydney

Sydney buses

5 October 2022

Buses operated by State Transit and various private operators around Sydney

Inner West Light Rail

5 October 2022

Originally known as the 'Sydney Light Rail' and then the 'Metro Light Rail', a fleet of 7 Variotrams operated between Central Station and the inner suburb of Lilyfield along the former alignment of the former Darling Harbour Goods Line. The line has since been extended to Dulwich Hill, with a new fleet of Urbos 3 light rail vehicles acquired to run the expanded service.

Sydney light rail infrastructure

5 October 2022

Infrastructure from across the Sydney light rail system.

Buses at Sydney Airport

5 October 2022

Airside and car park shuttle buses at Sydney Airport

Sydney freight terminals

5 October 2022

Freight trains around the metropolitan Sydney area

Pacific National port shuttle trains

5 October 2022

Pacific National in conjunction with Rail Shuttle Services operates a port shuttle service between Port Botany and St Marys in Sydney's west.

LINX port shuttle trains

5 October 2022

LINX operates a port shuttle service from their intermodal terminal in Enfield to Port Botany.

Pantograph Collision Detection System

5 October 2022

The 'Pantograph Collision Detection System' (PCDS) was developed by Australian Rail Technology and monitors the interface between the overhead centenary and the pantograph, provides real time warnings for unusual contacts or strikes.

Sydney Tramway Museum

5 October 2022

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

Sydney railway traction substations

5 October 2022

Scattered around Sydney's railway network, traction substations convert 33kV AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains.

Sydney Trains industrial action 2022

5 October 2022

During 2022 Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink staff have been undertaking industrial action during the negotiation process for their new enterprise agreement.

Sydney Trains bits

4 October 2022

Just bits and pieces of Sydney Trains EMUs, carriages and railcars

Sydney light rail bits and pieces

2 October 2022

Bits and pieces from across the Sydney light rail fleet.

CBD and South East Light Rail

2 October 2022

The CBD and South East Light Rail line runs as lines L2 and L3 from Circular Quay to Central Station and Centennial Park, then on to Randwick and Kingsford.

XPT Service Centre

2 October 2022

The XPT Service Centre is located in the middle of the Meeks Road triangle in suburban Sydney, and is the maintance facility for the NSW Trainlink fleet of XPT trains, and the Endeavour and Xplorer railcars.

Sydney Trains maintenance centres

2 October 2022

Sydney Trains operates maintenance centres and storage yards at Auburn, Eveleigh, Flemington, Hornsby, Kangy Angy, Macdonaldtown and Mortdale.

Sydney's unfinished underground stations

2 October 2022

Around Sydney there are a number of unfinished underground railway stations: St James, Central and Redfern

Sydney Metro Bankstown line conversion

2 October 2022

In 2019 the conversion of the T3 Bankstown Line to form part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest line commenced. Tracks, stations and signals will be upgraded between Bankstown and Sydenham, where the existing railway will connect to new tunnels towards the Sydney CBD.

Transport Heritage Expo 2022

2 October 2022

On 1-2 October 2022 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station in Sydney, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Petersham Training College

31 August 2017

Transport for NSW operate an internal rail skills training centre Petersham.

Airport Link Sydney

11 June 2017

A privately owned underground railway that runs between Sydney Central and Wolli Creek, with stations located at the International and Domestic airport terminals

Transport Heritage Expo 2017

11 June 2017

On 10-12 June 2017 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station in Sydney, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Underground stations of Sydney

11 June 2017

Visiting the underground railway stations of Sydney: the 1920s stations of the City Circle, the 1970s stations of the Eastern Suburbs Railway, and the modern stations of the Epping to Chatswood rail link

CBD and South East Light Rail construction

10 June 2017

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

Sydney Monorail

24 March 2013

Opened in 1988 as a 3.6 kilometres loop around the Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour, it was initially operated by TNT Harbourlink but is today known as the Metro Monorail. The last day of operations will be 30 June 2013.

Sydney Monorail infrastructure

24 March 2013

More than just the trains that run on the Sydney Monorail

Australian Technology Park, Sydney

24 July 2012

Located on the side of the former Eveleigh Workshops at Redfern, south of the Sydney CBD