This Thursday, the writer of Transport Sydney will be joining a few other brave souls in attempting the All Day Challenge (previously known as the Cityrail Challenge) and try to travel to all 176 train stations in the Sydney Trains network in a single day. This is one of the final opportunities to do so under the current timetable before the new timetable comes into effect on 20 October. Under the new timetable, Inner West Line trains will no longer operate past Homebush, but the Cumberland Line will operate all day rather than just during peak hour.
- Participants must begin and end at Central Station.
- All 176 stations in the Sydney Trains network must be passed at least once on a train that stops at that station
- Travel must be by train only. Leaving a station is allowed for breaks, but travel must recommence from that station
- Points are awarded for being first to stop at a station, travelling on different train sets, being first back to Central, etc