Testing of the NSW Government’s multi-billion dollar New Intercity Fleet is now being undertaken on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Central Coast and Newcastle Line would be the first to benefit from the new trains.
“Two New Intercity Fleet trains have been tested on our local train line over the last few weeks ahead of entering service later this year,” Mr Crouch said.
“Staff on board one of the new trains recently captured vision from the driver’s cab passing the new maintenance facility at Kangy Angy, which is a really exciting milestone to see.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the Kangy Angy rail maintenance facility would serve as a home base for the 55 10-car trains.
“Once construction of the facility is completed it will service and maintain the entire New Intercity Fleet,” Mr Martin said.
“300 jobs have been created in the construction phase and 100 permanent jobs, including apprenticeships, will be created once the facility begins operating.”
The New Intercity Fleet features more amenities for customers, including comfortable two-by-two seating, charging points for mobile devices and storage for luggage and bicycles.
For more information, go to: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/new-intercity-fleet.