Timeline


December 2016
New website launched at www.restoreinnerwestline.org.au

November 2016
Restore Inner West Line begins lobbying for an extension of the Sydney Metro West to Lidcombe.

October 2016
Restore Inner West Line succeeds in Freedom of Information (GIPA) request from Transport for NSW.

September 2016
The 'Protect Our Rail' campaign is launched by Restore Inner West Line as part of the call to maintain train services on the western and northern Bankstown Line stations that are not receiving the Sydney Metro.

August 2016
A 'Freedom of Information' campaign to 'Transport for NSW' for evidence of community consultation regarding 2013 timetable changes has been launched.

July 2016
Restore Inner West Line reveals historical reasons for the Liverpool via Regents Park train service as means to reduce overcrowding on the Western Line. Transport Minister Andrew Constance has been informed of the findings. A meeting with Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay is being arranged to discuss the findings.

June 2016
Transport NSW indicates that the proposed Bankstown to Liverpool Metro Rail Extension study map is not indicative of future Bankstown Line operations or station locations. Restore Inner West Line reiterates the need for Liverpool via Regents Park train services as means to reduce the adverse effects of the Sydney Metro in the southwest. Click here for more information about Sydney Metro.

May 2016
Restore Inner West Line continues to lobby Sydney Trains to restore the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) train service citing patronage data. Transport NSW's statistics over the past 3 years show that overcrowding and delays on the Western and South Lines have not been reduced following the removal of Liverpool via Regents Park. The government claimed that the cutting of the Inner West Line to Homebush would reduce pressure on the Western and South Lines.

April 2016
Restore Inner West Line makes a submission to Transport NSW's Bankstown to Liverpool Metro Rail Extension Project study. See our submission here.

March 2016
Transport for NSW statistics and figures show the patronage has significantly fallen in areas that have lost the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park train service). Restore Inner West Line contacts Transport for NSW for comment about statistics, spokesperson denies knowledge of cuts to train services between Homebush and Liverpool via Regents Park.

February 2016
Restore Inner West Line speaks with Sydney Trains' CEO Howard Collins in Direct Line to discuss the lack of train services in the area. See his response to Restore Inner West Line here.

January 2016
Restore Inner West Line condemns the NSW State Government for not restoring the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park train service) in the South, Inner West, Airport Line timetable intergration with the South West Rail Link.

December 2015
The South West Rail Link joins the T2 South Line. Restore Inner West Line calls on the NSW State Government to use this timetable change as an opportunity to reinstate the Liverpool via Regents Park train service.

November 2015
Sydney Metro announces possible extension to Liverpool on a new rail corridor separate from the existing Bankstown Line west of Bankstown. Restore Inner West Line is lobbying for the reinstatement of Liverpool via Regents Park services to provide direct city access for the area.

October 2015
Restore Inner West Line liaises with the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) regarding our campaign. WSROC Chief Executive (and former Strathfield Liberal MP) Charles Casuscelli refuses to support Restore Inner West Line claiming that more trains for South West Sydney is too political and not a relevant community issue.

September 2015
Restore Inner West Line calls for more train services at Lidcombe in light of proposed Wentworth Point development. Removing Inner West Line trains from an overcrowded Lidcombe station and then increasing the area's population is a bad planning. The Inner West Line through Lidcombe will alleviate overcrowding problems at Lidcombe station and will be another alternative for Wentworth Point area residents instead of driving.

August 2015
Restore Inner West Line participates in the "Direct Line Live Chat with Sydney Trains' CEO Howard Collins" only to have our questions ignored and removed from the forum. We asked what Sydney Trains would do to address the lack of regular train services in the area due to the removal of the Liverpool via Regents Park train service.

July 2015
Restore Inner West Line's surveys the community regarding strategies to improve train services and public transport in the area. 86% of respondents want the Inner West Line restored for all stations to Liverpool via Regents Park. 14% of respondents want the Sydney Metro extended to Liverpool from Bankstown. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=9lBvNeiGoZKYXjR8%2fLCglg%3d%3d

June 2015
Restore Inner West Line motion introduced to NSW Parliament (Tania Mihailuk)
Meeting with Ryan Park (Shadow Transport Minister)

May 2015
Restore Inner West Line in liaison with a number of other public transport and West Connex action groups

April 2015
Restore Inner West Line requests meetings with Andrew Constance (new Transport Minister) and Ryan Park (new Shadow Transport Minister)

March 2015
State Elections delivers wins for all MPs supporting Restore Inner West Line

February 2015
Restore Inner West Line begins campaign leading up the State Election

January 2015
Restore Inner West Line flyers printed and distributed

December 2014
Donations (crowd-funding) page launched for Restore Inner West Line at: https://www.gofundme.com/RIWLtrains
Upgrade for Birrong Station petition & page created

November 2014
Strathfield Council passes a motion supporting Restore Inner West Line
Auburn Review story: Shops near station downturn
New 'Restore Inner West Line - Issue in a Nutshell' video produced by Roydon Ng

October 2014
1st Anniversary of the timetable changes
Roydon Ng's Restore Inner West Line petition hits 1000 signatures
Call for Volunteers

September 2014
Domain name www.restoreinnerwestline.org registered
Website redesigned by Roydon Ng

August 2014

July 2014
Gladys Berejiklian (Transport Minister) refuses to accept invitation to visit area

June 2014
Auburn Battler holds petition stall at Regents Park

May 2014
Restore Inner West Line campaign team (major) meeting

April 2014
Tania Mihailuk (Bankstown MP) starts petition

March 2014
RIWL Month of Action

February 2014
Community Forum in Lidcombe
Barbara Perry starts a new transport petition

January 2014
Roydon Ng's Restore Inner West Line petition reaches 500 signatures

December 2013
Community Action Group meeting

November 2013
Contact with Barbara Perry (Auburn MP)
Auburn Council passes a mayoral motion calling on State Government to restore Inner West Line
Auburn Mayor Hicham Zraika writes Mayoral Column expressing concerns cuts to train services

October 2013
Timetables change/line cut
Roydon Ng starts Restore Inner West Line Petition

September 2013

Restore Inner West Line started by Roydon Ng
Roydon Ng writes to the State Government and local MP regarding timetable changes