Scot MacDonald
NEW TRAIN TIMETABLE FOR THE CENTRAL COAST
27th Nov 2017

Central Coast train customers travelling to the Sydney CBD are able to access the trial Newcastle to Sydney express service Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said today.

“These services commenced on Sunday and will operate as part of a six-month trial, so I encourage customers to get on board and show their support,” Mr MacDonald said.

“We’ve made sure these services are timed perfectly for the eight-hour work day, and by tweaking existing operations, we’ll be using more modern and reliable Oscar trains”.

“While some customers will need to change trains on their way to Sydney, we are making evidence-based improvements that will benefit the majority of customers”.

The new service will arrive at Wyong at 5.54am, Gosford at 6.11am, Woy Woy at 6.18am and Central Station at 7.26am, The afternoon train will leave at 3:45pm from Sydney - the same time as the current service.

Central Coast intercity services will continue to operate on the North Shore Line in peak periods. There are no plans to remove these services from the North Shore Line.

On weekends exclusively modern, air-conditioned Oscar trains with enhanced accessibility and security features will service Central Coast Line Stations.

The trial forms part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion More Trains More Services Program which will provide an urgent uplift in customer service on the rail network from 26th November.

“We will monitor customer feedback and Opal data. Labor is claiming the new services ignore the fast growing regions of the Central Coast. In fact these trial services are based on patronage and demand. That may change in the future, and we will monitor numbers,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Central Coast and Hunter train users can also look forward to the rollout of the new $2.3 billion Intercity Fleet commencing in 2019. The NSW Liberal Government listens and invests in services and rail infrastructure”.

Station

AM

Newcastle to Sydney

Station

PM

Sydney to Newcastle

Morisset

5:39

Central

3:45

Wyong

5:54

Strathfield

3:58

Tuggerah

5:57

Epping

4:10

Gosford

6:11

Hornsby

4:22

Woy Woy

6:18

Woy Woy

4:55

Hornsby

6:52

Gosford

5:03

Epping

7:02

Tuggerah

5:15

Strathfield

7:12

Wyong

5:18

Central

7:26

Morisset

5:32