Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sydney Rapid Transit Network to cut direct city service for commuters west of Bankstown

Thousands of people who travel on the Bankstown Line west of Bankstown Station will need to change trains at least once to get to or from the city under the government's plans for a new metro line.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Tell the Liberals that South West Sydney needs ours trains back!


Restore Inner West Line: Tell the Liberals that Liverpool via Regents Park and Bankstown via Lidcombe needs our trains back!


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Inner West Train Line - NSW Parliamentary Debate

Liberal Baird Government Votes NO to More Trains for South West Sydney

Restore Inner West Line thanks Tania Mihailuk (Member for Bankstown) for moving a motion to restore the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) train service in the NSW Parliament on 25th June 2015.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Sydney Metro Cuts Direct City Services for 9 Bankstown Line Stations - Another Reason To Restore Inner West Line

The NSW Government needs to be more honest with the impacts of the Sydney Metro to Bankstown.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

WestConnex & Sydney Metro - Sydney's Transport Blackhole Misses Out!


The Liberal Baird government continues to deceive South West Sydney with its claims that major infrastructure projects such as WestConnex and the Sydney Metro will address public transport issues for suburbs such as Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar.

The $14.9 billion dollars spent on WestConnex which arguably is a future carpark services no where near suburbs such as Chester Hill and Regents Park which have lost over 80% of train services due to the 2013 timetable changes. A new toll road that doesn't even go into the Sydney CBD cannot simply replace 80% of train services that have been cut from South Western Sydney.

The Sydney Metro's Bankstown extension despite its name and constant claims by the government to be improving South Western Sydney's transport stops at Bankstown. The Sydney Metro line will be from Bankstown travelling east to the City and then north to Chatswood to connect with the North West Rail Link. Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar are all west of Bankstown and having lost train services from the 2013 timetable changes can expect no benefit from the Sydney Metro.

The conversion of the Bankstown Line to Rapid Transit status for the Sydney Metro is overstated as it is only a partial conversion for some eastern stations from Bankstown and the City (St Peters and Erskenville are excluded). Also the impact of the construction of the Sydney Metro to Bankstown and longer term impacts on commuters is being downplayed by the Liberal Baird government in an attempt to cover up its implications.

During the construction period of the Sydney Metro's Bankstown extension from 2019, all Bankstown Line train services will not operate (despite the fact the the Sydney Metro uses the same rail track gauge as the regular Sydney Trains fleet). Buses will replace trains on the Bankstown Line until the completion of construction estimated to be around the early 2020s. Restore Inner West Line will call for a Lidcombe to Cabrammata via Regents Park train service during and after the construction of the Sydney Metro Bankstown extension as part of the wider effort to restore the full Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park). Transport NSW has not responded to our questions about specific arrangements for commuters in the area during the construction of the Sydney Metro.

Commuters from Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Birrong and Yagoona can expect to see further cuts to train services with the Sydney Metro's Bankstown extension. From 2019 onwards passengers at Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Birrong and Yagoona will no longer have direct train services to the Inner West and City on the Bankstown Line either. Passengers will be required to make interchanges at Cabramatta, Birrong, Bankstown, Lidcombe, Strathfield for connecting services to the Inner West and City.

Restoring the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) would be a solution to the cuts to train services on the Bankstown Line to be introduced with the construction of the Sydney Metro. Stations such as Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood and Carramar would be able to have at least 1 train instead of no trains if the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) train service would operate along this route. The impact on Bankstown Line commuters would be significantly minimised.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Debunking the Liberal lies on trains & public transport for South West Sydney

The Liberal Baird State Government have voted against a motion for more trains South West Sydney (restore Inner West train line) as moved by Tania Milhailuk (Labor Bankstown MP).

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Liberal Baird Government Votes NO to More Trains for South West Sydney

Restore Inner West Line thanks Tania Mihailuk (Member for Bankstown) for moving a motion to restore the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) train service in the NSW Parliament today.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Packed Trains - Time to #RestoreInnerWestLine

Overcrowding on the South & Western lines can be reduced with the restoration of the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park). Patronage on the South and Western Lines have exceeded 100% as all seats are taken and it's an uncomfortable standing commute.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Election Wins for Restore Inner West Line

Voters and commuters have spoken - it's time to restore the Inner West Line (to Liverpool via Regents Park).

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Ronney Oueik, George Zakhia & Mike Baird proud of cutting over 80% of trains for Auburn, Lidcombe, Berala, Regents Park...


Ronney Oueik - Liberal Candidate for Auburn & Mike Baird are proud of cutting over 80% trains for Auburn, Lidcombe, Berala, Regents Park...
#LiberalsDontCareAboutWesternSydney #RestoreInnerWestLine

Vote to Restore the Inner West Line on March 28

*Auburn: Seat of Auburn. Lidcombe, Berala, Regents Park…: services towards Liverpool via Regents Park

The Baird Liberal Team has cut over 80% of trains at Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Regents Park, Berala... Is Your Station Next? Is Your Train Line Next?
George Zakhia - Liberal Candidate for Bankstown. Proud of the Liberals' Cuts to Public Transport


Vote to Restore the Inner West Line on March 28

Who will Restore the Inner West Line?

NSW State Election: Auburn Candidates - Position on Restore Inner West Line
Updated as at Tuesday 10 March 2015

Labor: Luke Foley (YES)
  • Supports Restore Inner West Line
  • Supports reinstatement of Liverpool (& Bankstown) via Regents Park train services
  • Promised an immediate review of train timetable if elected

Liberal: Ronney Oueik (NO)
  • Proud of cutting Inner West Line
  • Does not support reinstatement of train services for local area
  • Refuses to listen to community concerns regarding cuts to trains
  • Ignoring Restore Inner West Line

Independent: Paul Garrard (???)
  • Does not have a position on issue
  • Has not responded to contact from Restore Inner West Line

Greens: Malikeh Michels (YES)
  • Supports Restore Inner West Line
  • Signed the petition
  • Public transport not motorways

Sign & Share the Restore Inner West Line (reinstate Liverpool (& Bankstown) via Regents Park train services) petition: www.change.org/p/restore-inner-west-line

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Monday, 9 March 2015

Gladys Berejiklian finds changing trains at Strathfield hard... then what about Liverpool via Regents Park??

Gladys Berejiklian struggles to change at Strathfield yet she expects Liverpool via Regents Park commuters to change at Birrong, Lidcombe, Strathfield daily. 


Friday, 6 March 2015

March 2015 Survey

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Greens support Restore Inner West Line

The NSW Greens have announced their high support for Restore Inner West Line. Greens Transport Spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi says that investment in automated technology and signalling improvements should be undertaken instead of cutting train services on the rail network.

We encourage all candidates and political parties to send us their transport policies so that the community can have a fair opportunity to see plans for transport in the area. Restore Inner West Line is  a community based campaign and is not affiliated with any political party.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Pre-Election Candidates Meeting

A pre-election candidates meeting will be held on Saturday 14th March commencing at 2pm in the Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan St Auburn. The format gives each candidate a short introduction and then moves to questions from floor.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

16min direct journeys now 52min indirect journey = world class (definition by Liberal State Government)



The NSW Government believes a 52 minute journey that used to take 16 minutes is world class.

Liberal State Government & Transport NSW blatantly ignoring West & South Western Sydney commuters

Transport NSW responds to a student's safety concerns about interchanging at Birrong by telling commuters to interchange at Birrong.