Transport for New South Wales

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Transport for New South Wales
Transport for NSW logo.svg
Statutory authority overview
Formed 1 November 2011
Preceding agencies Transport Construction Authority Country Rail Infrastructure Authority
Roads and Traffic Authority
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Passenger and freight rail, bus, ferries, roads, ports
Ministers responsible Gladys Berejiklian,
Minister for Transport
Duncan Gay,
Minister for Roads and Ports
Statutory authority executive Les Wielinga,
Child agencies Public Transport Authority of New South Wales
Transport Administration Corporation
Air Transport Council

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is a statutory authority of the Government of New South Wales created on 1 November 2011 to manage the transport services in the state of New South Wales in Australia.

The authority subsumed the Transport Construction Authority and the Country Rail Infrastructure Authority, and plans and coordinates the functions of RailCorp, the State Transit Authority and Roads and Maritime Services.[1] It also owned Metro Transport Sydney until the shut down of the company in July 2013, after the decommissioning of the Sydney Monorail and the Sydney light rail becoming under direct ownership of Transport for NSW.[2][3][4]

The authority is currently led by Secretary Dave Stewart, who reports to Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales' Minister for Transport.[5]

Organisational structure[edit]

The agency was created as an integrated transport authority with six divisions, each headed by a deputy director general:[6]

  • Customer experience – to ensure journeys are as simple and seamless as possible;
  • Planning and programs – to consolidate planning for all modes and develop a comprehensive transport masterplan;
  • Transport services – to ensure transport services cost-effectively meet the current and future needs of customers;
  • Transport projects – to manage major projects;
  • Freight and regional development – to coordinate freight services and facilities, with particular focus on regional NSW; and
  • Policy and regulation – to develop and oversight polices and laws pertaining to transport across the state

Current projects[edit]

Project Mode Completion Date
North West Rail Link Rapid transit 2019
CBD and South East Light Rail Light rail 2020
Epping to Thornleigh triplication (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail 2016
North Strathfield underpass (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail 2015
Gosford passing loops (Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Program) Freight rail 2015
Auburn stabling Suburban rail 2013
Wynyard Walk Pedestrian 2016
Automatic Train Protection Systems / Digital Train Radio Systems Interchange (ongoing)
Transport Access Program Interchange (ongoing)
Newcastle Light Rail Light rail

Completed projects[edit]

Project Mode Completed
Kingsgrove to Revesby quadruplication (Rail Clearways Program) Suburban rail April 2013
Liverpool Turnback (Rail Clearways Program) Suburban rail January 2014
Lilyfield - Dulwich Hill Light Rail Extension Light Rail March 2014
Monorail Removal Project Monorail April 2014.
Opal Card rollout Electronic Ticketing December 2014
Quiet Carriages Outer-Suburban rail October 2013
South West Rail Link Suburban rail February 2015


  1. ^ Saulwick, J. (16 July 2011). "Synchronised timetables for travellers-but not yet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  2. ^ Cosgriff, Stuart; Griffiths, Emily (5 July 2012). "Light rail strategy for Sydney". Clayton Utz Insights. Clayton Utz. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 Parliament of New South Wales 13 September 2011
  4. ^ "Notice of Proposed Deregistration - Voluntary". ASIC. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Directory". NSW Government. 
  6. ^ Berejiklian, Gladys; Gay, Duncan (15 July 2011). "RTA abolished as Transport for NSW takes shape" (PDF) (Press release). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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