A meeting between NSW rail workers and Sydney Train bosses is expected to continue into the night as workers fight for better pay and working conditions.
Another day of negotiations has ended without result as NSW rail workers and Sydney Trains bosses continue to discuss pay and working conditions one week before a planned strike.
Talks are expected to continue into Monday night after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union and Sydney Trains management failed to reach an agreement by the close of business after meeting for more than six hours.
During the afternoon break, RTBU NSW secretary Alex Claassens told reporters they were still "miles away" from reaching a consensus.
More than 9000 Sydney train workers are set to strike on January 29 as they push for a six per cent pay rise and improved conditions.
The government has been holding firm on a 2.5 per cent wage increase.
The NSW premier was optimistic they were doing everything possible to stop the planned 24-hour rail strike.
"I know all parties are doing everything they can to prevent the action from going ahead next Monday," Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Monday.
Sydney Trains spent the weekend nutting out an offer that was expected to be put forward to the RTBU on Monday, according to the union.
Monday morning's meeting was delayed after a train ploughed into a barrier at Richmond Station, injuring more than a dozen people.
It was resumed later in the day and Sydney Trains chief executive officer Howard Collins was hopeful the meeting would result in an agreement.
"It's time now to engage with the trade unions and get on with the job of concluding this pay dispute," Mr Collins told reporters as he walked into Monday's meeting.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who last week described the strike as a "silly stunt", met with union officials on Friday in an attempt to come to an agreement.
The main issues that remain to be resolved include rostering, job security and working conditions.