New Depots and Stabling Facilities
A meeting was held late last year to discuss the various new works being undertaken by RailCorp to construct several new stabling facilities for the suburban fleet.
Penrith Yard is proposed to be all but closed with an entire new yard being constructed at Emu Plains with the capability to hold 22 eight car sets. This construction will also include new facilities for train crew requirements as well as Station staff and cleaners.
South West Rail Link, Leppington Yard
With the construction of this new line, there will be a new stabling facility built at Leppington with an initial capacity to hold 12 eight car sets and a potential future capacity of up to 20 if funding is made available to extend this line. This new depot will also have all the appropriate facilities for train crew with approximately 90 drivers and 75 guards stationed at this location when commissioned in 2015.
RailCorp are also proposing to construct a depot adjacent to the Auburn Maintenance Centre with the capacity to hold 16 eight-car sets and is due for commissioning in 2013/14. Once again, all the appropriate facilities will be supplied for train crew utilising this depot.