Sunday 11 December 2016

Transport for NSW owes the community an answer!

The evidence to support Restore Inner West Line/Liverpool via Regents Park trains cannot be ignored by Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains or Transport Minister Andrew Constance!

The community deserves a truthful response - an acknowledgement that commuters have been worse off and that the 2013 timetable change has failed to achieve its goals for the area.

Hence the need for the Inner West Line and Liverpool via Regents Park train to be restored!

Saturday 10 December 2016

Restore Inner West Line calls for more Western Line trains for Lidcombe

Restore Inner West Line welcomes the newly announced "More Trains, More Services" program by Transport for NSW and calls for an increase in the number of Western Line trains stopping at Lidcombe station.

Friday 21 October 2016

City trains reduced for southwest Sydney commuters in 2013 timetable shake-up

Southwest Sydney commuters are worse off since the Sydney Trains timetable was substantially changed in 2013.

Changes designed to “detangle the network” and improve reliability on the Inner West, South and Western Lines instead reduced citybound services for customers at several stations.

Restore the Inner West Line Community Action Group spokesman Roydon Ng said passengers between Carramar and Berala can no longer catch direct services to the city from Liverpool.

Prior to the 2013 changes, customers from Berala could get to Central station via Regents Park on the Liverpool line in 36 minutes – now, that journey on the Bankstown line takes 49 minutes.

“Transport for NSW has failed to provide concrete evidence showing that the 2013 timetable change improved reliability on the Inner West, South and Western lines,” Mr Ng said.

Thursday 20 October 2016

Cuts to Trains Fail to Improve Train Reliability

Three years ago, Transport for NSW and the State Government introduced the biggest downgrade of a generation to the Sydney Trains timetable.

The Inner West Line was cut in half at Homebush station and Liverpool via Regents Park train service removed with Transport for NSW claiming that reliability on the Bankstown, South, Inner West and Western Line would be improved.

Transport for NSW acknowledged prior to the 2013 timetable change that the cuts to trains would have significant impact on commuters relying on the Liverpool via Regents Park (Inner West Line) train services.

Commuters relying on the Liverpool via Regents Park train now have to make up to three interchanges and experience service gaps of up to half an hour to travel on the Inner West Line.

Statistics published by Transport for NSW and Sydney Trains in fact show that reliability on the Bankstown and South Line have fallen since 2013.

Friday 14 October 2016

Statement Condemning Transport for NSW

Restore Inner West Line condemns Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and the NSW State Government over its continual denial regarding the significant commuter impact of the Inner West Line truncation (to Homebush) and removal of regular Liverpool via Regents Park train services in 2013.

Sunday 9 October 2016

Transport NSW admit Inner West Line cuts SIGNIFICANT ISSUE

EXCLUSIVE: Transport for NSW documents admit 'cuts to Inner West Line trains and forced interchanges' are most significant issues from 2013 timetable change!

Saturday 1 October 2016

Lidcombe Turnback does not increase Bankstown to City train frequency

Transport for NSW claimed in 2005 that terminating Bankstown trains at Lidcombe would "enable an increase in the frequency of services between Bankstown and the City".

The termination of Bankstown Line trains at Lidcombe was introduced in the 2013 timetable. However train frequencies between Bankstown and the City have remained at the same level with 4 trains per hour.

Terminating Bankstown trains at Lidcombe did not increase frequencies hence defeating the one of the main purposes of the 2013 timetable change.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Restore Inner West Line: Western Sydney Rail Submission

Restore Inner West Line supports new train services for the Western Sydney Airport.

We believe that restoring the Inner West Line to Liverpool is an important first step to improving public transport for Western Sydney.

Following reinstatement of Liverpool via Regents Park train services, we believe that the Inner West Line should be extended to Campbelltown using existing South Line tracks.

Current Campbelltown via Granville train services should be re-routed to the Leppington.

The South West Rail Link should be extended from Leppington to Badgerys Creek for the Western Sydney Airport followed by a north-south rail line to St Marys and Narrellan.

Friday 23 September 2016

Liverpool to City is 14 minutes slower than in 1992

In 1992 a direct train from Liverpool to Central via Regents Park took 56 minutes.

Now in 2016 the same journey takes 70 minutes with 2 interchanges and 3 different trains via Regents Park.

It's time to #RestoreInnerWestLine

Saturday 3 September 2016


Oppose the suspension of trains for western (to Cabramatta/Liverpool) & northern (to Lidcombe) Bankstown Line stations during the Metro construction (Sydenham to Bankstown).

Monday 29 August 2016

Bankstown Line to be CUT at Cabramatta

The Bankstown Line will be CUT at Cabramatta meaning that Warwick Farm and Liverpool will loose train services!

Friday 26 August 2016

Freedom of Information: Transport NSW

Restore Inner West Line has lodged a Government Information Public Access (GIPA) “freedom of information” request to Transport for NSW/Sydney Trains.

Thursday 28 July 2016

Letter: RIWL asks Transport Minister to fix Worst Downgrade in a Generation

History shows why Restore Inner West Line is needed.
"The decision to construct a railway from Regents Park west to Cabramatta... to avoid the congestion... of the main Western Line"

Wednesday 27 July 2016

History shows why Restore Inner West Line is needed to reduce overcrowding

The NSW Liberal Government's 2013 reckless decision to remove the Liverpool via Regents Park train service on the Inner West Line has taken Sydney's public transport network backward nearly 100 years - it is the worst downgrade in a generation!

Friday 8 July 2016

Lidcombe Station Upgrade Lacks Inner West Line

Lidcombe station needs more than just a facelift, the community needs the Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) train services restored.

Thursday 14 April 2016

Train Line Cut from 15 Stations by State Government since 2013

Since 2013, a train line has been cut from 15 stations by the NSW State Liberal Government. 
Time to #RestoreInnerWestLine

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Calls to Improve Train Services

Media Release

Restore Inner West Line

Community Action Group & Petition

13 April 2016

Calls to Improve Train Services

On Friday 8 April the Restore Inner West Line community action group once again called on the State Government to reinstate the Liverpool via Regents Park train service as a priority for South West Sydney. The community action group also has stressed that restoring the Inner West Line should be undertaken “before any new Metro line between Bankstown and Liverpool is built.”

Friday 8 April 2016

Make a submission to Sydney Metro: Bankstown to Liverpool Extension Study

On 10 March 2016 the NSW Government announced an investigation into improving transport connections between Bankstown and Liverpool, including a possible extension of Sydney Metro from Bankstown to Liverpool.

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Sydney Trains' CEO Howard Collins Response to Restore Inner West Line

This is what Sydney Trains' CEO Howard Collins had to say about Restore Inner West Line:

Saturday 27 February 2016

Statement regarding Berala Station Shutdown during Lift Construction Period

Whilst Restore Inner West Line welcomes the proposed improvements to Berala station, we call on Transport NSW to ensure that adequate levels of public transport are provided to commuters and residents in Berala during the construction period.