We are very sorry to report that we have had to cancel the Wollongong Shuttles planned for this weekend. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We were unable to obtain what the railways call a 'TOC Waiver' which is essentially a permission to run on the Sydney trains network. This 'TOC Waiver' comes from the Asset Standards Authority for NSW Transport and due to unknown reasons they were unable to provide this to us on time. Sydney Trains have been brilliant in supporting us from the network planners through to Station Staff and Track Workers. Asset Standards Authority is not part of Sydney Trains but is a body of Transport for NSW.
We will plan to bring Beyer-Garratt 6029 to the Illawarra in 2017.
Over the coming days we will be issuing refunds to all passengers.