Before 20 October 2013 (previous train timetables), the Inner West Line was continuous through Homebush to Lidcombe via Flemington. Under the new timetables there is a disconnection between Lidcombe and Homebush forcing more people to drive and increasing traffic congestion especially at the Arthur St and Centenary Drive intersection. To get to Homebush from Lidcombe or Flemington requires an interchange at Strathfield. Western and South Line trains do not stop at Homebush.
Strathfield Council has passed a motion in support of Restore Inner West Line. The motion was moved by Deputy Mayor Andrew Soulos. Strathfield Council's motion is the second motion calling on the State Government to re-instate train services. Auburn Council Mayor Hicham Zraika moved a mayoral motion in November 2013 regarding the lack of train services for Berala and Regents Park.
We are currently looking for more volunteers to join the Restore Inner West Line campaign. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and for more details. Thank you.
Calls to upgrade notorious bottleneck: www.localnewsplus.com.au/story.php?ID=65802
Auburn Review - 18 August 2014