Currently, delays on one part of the system can affect trains in a completely different section of the network, due to the heavily interwoven system in which infrastructure, carriages and services are shared between lines. The Clearways project aims to divide the network's fourteen metropolitan rail lines into five independent "clearways". This is intended to isolate incidents to one part of the network so other clearways will still run as scheduled, increasing on time performance. The clearways will feed the existing lines through the Central Business District. As the Carlingford Line does not run through the CBD, it is not included in any of the clearway routes. However, a Carlingford Line upgrade is still included in the clearways project. The Cumberland Line is spread across Clearways 4 and 5. Intercity lines are not included in the project but may incur fewer delays as trains pass through the suburban area and benefit from the improved reliability of suburban services.
|Berowra third platform||North West||October 2006|
|Bondi Junction turnback|
scissors crossover and stabling sidings
|Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra||July 2006|
|Clyde-Carlingford passing loop on single line||N/A|
|Erskineville-Sydenham six tracks||Bankstown, Campbelltown Express|
|Homebush Turnback||Airport and South||(under construction)|
|Hornsby Platform 5||North West||(under construction)|
|Kingsgrove-Revesby quadruplication||Campbelltown Express|
|Lidcombe Turnback||Bankstown||(under construction)|
|Macarthur Platform 4||Campbelltown Express|
|Macdonaldtown Turnback||Airport and South||2006|
|Macdonaldtown Stabling||Airport and South||November 2007|
|Quakers Hill-Schofields duplication||North West|
|Revesby turnback||Airport and South||(under construction)|
|Sutherland-Cronulla duplication||Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra||(under construction)|
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