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and accepted CityRail tickets, but were operated by private sector bus companies contracted byCityRail. Two were CountryLink services that carried CityRail passengers.Line colour and name BetweenCityRailbusyellow.pngBlue Mountains lineLithgow to Bathurst via Mount Lambie (r)CityRailbusred.pngNewcastle lineFassifern to Toronto via Blackalls ParkCityRailbusblue.pngSouth Coast lineWollongong to Moss Vale/Bundanoon viaRobertson (r)CityRailbusgreen.png Southern Highlands lineMoss Vale to Goulburn via MarulanCityRailbusgreen.png Southern Highlands linePicton to Bowral via Thirlmere on weekdaysonly (replaces the closed Picton-Mittagong loop line)^(r) CountryLink services, seat reservations requiredNightRideMain article: NightRideTo provide a passenger service between midnight and 05:00 while leaving the tracks clear oftrains for maintenance work, parallel bus services were established in 1989. NightRide servicesoperated typically at hourly intervals (some routes depart more frequently on weekends).NightRide services were run by private bus operators, and identified by route numbers beginningwith "N". All valid CityRail tickets for a destination (apart from single tickets) were accepted onNightRide services.[27]Network overview
The concourse of Central Railway Station, the main station on the CityRail network that openedin its present location in 1906Most Intercity trains terminated at Central while most suburban (except Carlingford line)services proceeded through the city.CityRail also operated several Intercity services that terminate at Central station (though someservices operated in the metro-style portions of the system in the peak hours). These linesstretched over 200 kilometres from Sydney, as far north as Newcastle, as far west as Bathurst, asfar south-west as Goulburn and as far south as Kiama and Port Kembla. Southern Highlandstrains required a connection at Campbelltown as they ran into the city during peak hours only.Regional services operated from the terminus station at Newcastle, with local electric services tothe Central Coast and diesel services to Telarah with some extending to Dungog and Scone.Diesel services also operated on the Illawarra line between Kiama and Bomaderry.The hub of the CityRail system was Central station, where most lines started and ended. Trainscoming from the Airport & East Hills Line and Bankstown Line, after travelling anti-clockwiseon the City Circle sometimes terminated upon arrival at Central and proceeded to theMacdonaldtown Turnback. However, most trains continued on and become respective outwardbound Inner West trains and South Line trains. The reverse applied for trains coming from theInner West and South Lines, which, if not terminating, became outward bound trains on theAirport & East Hills and Bankstown lines respectively. In the same manner, all trains from theWestern Line or Northern line became North Shore line trains once they reach Central.

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