Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney is Australia's most populous city, and has a transit system dominated by 2 government operators; CityRail, the metropolitan rail service operator which operates all Sydney Suburban, Newcastle Suburban, and Interurban runs from Sydney to Nowra, Goulburn, Lithgow, Muswellbrook and Dungog. CityRail is a division of the Rail Corporation of New South Wales. The other division, CountryLink, operates the New South Wales rural & east coast inter-capital passenger rail service.

The suburban bus services are operated by the State Transit Authority of New South Wales. They also have a much smaller operation in Newcastle, 160 KM's to the north. In 2004, the STA ceased operating resonsibilities of ferry services which tranferred to the new Sydney Ferries Corporation.

Sydney also has a large number of Private Bus & Ferry Operators which operate mostly in outer suburban areas providing routes from those areas to railway stations and shopping centres. Services on these routes are generally poorer than the STA operated routes and patronage is generally quite low as a result of this, and the routes being poorly advertised in the first place.

The Sydney Monorail and Sydney Light Rail are operated on a contractual arrangement with the French CGEA Connex group, which is also one of the larger outer suburban private operators. The monorail operates primarily as a tourist operation, whilst the light rail is hindered from being a serious contribution to the transit system by being denied permission and funding to construct an extenstion from Central Station to Circular Quay. Until this happens, patronage is expected to remain low.

Photo Gallery

Preserved &/or Withdrawn Rail Gallery
Now Withdrawn and/or Preserved Suburban & Inter-urban EMU's, Diesel Hauled and Diesel Railcar images.
Suburban Gallery
Images of Suburban EMU's in the Sydney & Newcastle areas.
Interurban Gallery
Images of Inter-urban EMU's & Diesel Railcars in the Greater CityRail operating region.

Preserved &/or Withdrawn Bus & Tram Gallery
Now Withdrawn and/or Preserved bus and tram images.
Mk2 Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of the Mk2 Mercedez-Benz - the largest ever bus order placed by the former Public Transport Commission of New South Wales.
Mk3 Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of the Mk3 Mercedez-Benz.
Mercedez-Benz Articulated Gallery
Images of the Mercedez-Benz Articulated O305G.
Mk4 Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of the Mk4 Mercedez-Benz.
Mk5 Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of the Mk5 Mercedez-Benz.
Mk6 Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of the Mk6 Mercedez-Benz.
MAN SL202 Gallery
Images of the MAN SL202 fleet.
Scania Gallery
Images of the various types of Scania's in service in the fleet.
CNG Mercedez-Benz Gallery
Images of arguably the worst buses the STA have ever purchased.
Volvo Gallery
Images of Volvo's in service with STA including the latest B12B model.

Page last updated 13/09/2005, © 2005 Anthony Leith