Reliance Rail has manufactured and is maintaining Sydney’s new Waratah trains. They are the latest generation suburban passenger fleet and is designed to provide customers with improved security, safety and accessibility.
We are in a public-private partnership with the NSW Government to deliver the largest single procurement of trains in Australian history, costing $3.6 billion. Reliance Rail has built 626 new Waratah carriages, which are being maintained at our facility in Auburn in Sydney’s west.
The first Waratah train entered passenger service in July 2011 and the final set in May 2014. All trains have now received Final Completion. The Waratah trains now make up about half of train operator Sydney Trains' current suburban fleet.