Reliance Rail

All 78 Waratah trains, their components and systems were thoroughly tested, from the brakes, motors and doors to the on-board communications systems. This ensured the new fleet meets performance requirements and was integrated smoothly into passenger service.

The program involved thousands of kilometres of safety and performance testing on the Sydney Trains network prior to the trains commencing passenger service. 

Most tests on the network were conducted in the off-peak periods at night. Track test locations are chosen to allow the Waratah trains to be performance tested at different speeds and across a range of environments, with different track grades and curvatures.