These would see the last single deck suburban sets withdrawn in 1992 and the last U set interurban sets in 1996.
At the time of it cessation in June 2013, City Rail operated eight electric multiple unit classes for suburban and interurban working and two diesel multiple unit classes.
Sydney was ranked as the fourth-worst public train system, beating only Los Angeles, São Paulo and Johannesburg for operation efficiency and coverage, while being proven to have the most expensive tickets of any major city public transport system.:*Inbound Inner West and South services generally travelled around the City Circle in the clockwise direction.
Inbound Airport and East Hills and Bankstown services generally travelled around the City Circle in the anti-clockwise direction.
All valid City Rail tickets for a destination (apart from single tickets) were accepted on Night Ride services.