Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Calls to Guarantee Bankstown Line Train Services

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Restore Inner West Line

Community Action Group & Petition

31 August 2016

Calls to Guarantee Train Services


On Wednesday 31 August the Restore Inner West Line community action group once again called on the State Government and Transport for NSW to guarantee the operation of the Bankstown Line train for stations that are not receiving the Sydney Metro Southwest (Sydenham to Bankstown). The community action group notes that the Sydney Metro has announced that “converting the T3 Bankstown Line [for Metro] will require a temporary suspension of rail services” without clarifying the effect of the disruption on stations to the west and north of Bankstown.



The community action group is also concerned regarding the lack of a public announcement towards the upcoming cut to the Bankstown Line at Cabramatta. Commuters travelling from Liverpool to Bankstown will be forced to make an interchange at Cabramatta. The State Government and Transport for NSW are once again attempting to impose surprise train changes on commuters without public consultation.

In addition to Restore Inner West Line’s objectives for the reinstatement of regular Liverpool (& Bankstown) via Regents Park trains, the community action group has endorsed the additional campaign aims:
  • Sydney Trains to increase the frequency of train services to at least 3 per hour for stations west (to Cabramatta/Liverpool) and north (to Lidcombe) of Bankstown on the current Bankstown Line
  • Sydney Trains to run a regular Lidcombe to Cabramatta/Liverpool train service via Regents Park/Sefton (along the former Inner West Line tracks)
  • At least 2 new AM express services starting at Bankstown, then stopping at Yagoona, Birrong, Regents Park, Berala, Lidcombe then express to Strathfield, Redfern, Central/City.
  • At least 2 new PM express services starting at Central/City, then stopping at Redfern, Strathfield, Lidcombe and then all stations to Bankstown.

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Roydon Ng 0426 500 330


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