Central Coast railway line gets power boost

Gosford Substation completed.

29 January 2018

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New infrastructure aimed at securing power for the Central Coast-Newcastle railway line in coming years will be unveiled in Gosford today.

The power substation has been under construction under the Brian McGowan bridge since August last year, as part of Transport for NSW's $20 million Power Supply Upgrade Program.

Transport representatives will tour the facility alongside Parliamentary Secretary for the Coast Scot MacDonald at 9 this morning. Mr MacDonald says the new Substation's been built to cater for the new intercity fleet of trains from next year.

"That is a bigger fleet, it's an upgraded train fleet, and part of (accommodating) that is various modifications up and down the track - platforms, tunnels, all sorts of infrastructure - and of course we've got to get the full capacity and bet reliability on the electricity substation," Mr MacDonald says.

"You've got to get the infrastructure behind the new fleet working as well as the fleet itself."

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