From time to time we operate mainline tours to other interesting places in New South Wales – past excursions have included destinations such as the Hunter Valley, the Central West and Kiama.
Future mainline tours will be advertised on this page, and you can also subscribe to our email list to be advised of upcoming events.
Join us for a unique 80-minute tour where passenger trains don’t normally go! Usually hidden from public view, this tour presents a rare opportunity to traverse Sydney’s freight-only rail network, and see what goes into keeping Australia’s largest city moving behind the scenes.
Starting and ending at Central, our train will run through the Inner West to Lidcombe before joining the Bankstown Line. At Regents Park, we will divert onto the Sydney Freight Network via Sefton Park Junction, arriving at Enfield West. Once on the freight lines, you will enjoy sights not seen from regular passenger trains, such as: –
Sydney Freight Terminal – the heart of interstate freight moving in and out of Sydney from across the nation
Chullora Industrial Sidings – the base of Sydney Trains’ network maintenance fleet
Travel via the Enfield Staging Roads* – holding sidings for freight trains waiting for access to Port Botany
Enfield Marshalling Yard – Sydney’s largest freight train marshalling yard
NSW Ports Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre – see shipping containers being transferred between road and rail transport
Then on to Meeks Road Junction, home of the XPT Service Centre, where we part ways with the freight line to Port Botany and rejoin the passenger network at Sydenham. We finish with a dash through Southern Sydney back to Central, past the new construction at the Marrickville Sydney Metro Trains Facility.
*Due to network operational requirements, travel via the Enfield Staging Roads may not be possible on all trips
Departing from Central at 11am and 1pm – additional trips may be opened for sale, subject to demand.
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