- Sydney Metro will impact commuters with removal of city, inner west and possibly Liverpool train services for Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Birrong and Yagoona on the Bankstown Line from 2019 onwards.
- From 2019 onwards to 2024 (TBC) 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. The Bankstown Line is also likely to be CUT to Cabramatta as well.
- Passengers will be required to make interchanges at Cabramatta, Birrong, Bankstown, Lidcombe, Strathfield for connecting services to the Inner West and City. (and change at Cabramatta for Liverpool services on other lines)
- “anyone travelling from station[s] …such as Berala, Chester Hill or Villawood, who currently gets a direct train to the city [on the Bankstown Line] would need to change trains at least once” – SMH
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.
Restore Inner West Line is yet to finalise its stance on the Sydney Metro but at this stage would like to note that this infrastructure project and WestConnex will not benefit the area which has lost over 80% of train services due to the cuts to the Inner West Line. This information is current as of 2 July 2015 as Transport NSW nor Andrew Constance's office has provided anything to suggest otherwise regarding this matter.