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New metro rail line to force shake up of existing train services

Most commuters travelling from stations west of Bankstown will be able to use direct services to get to Sydney’s CBD and avoid having to switch trains if a “preferred option” for a shake up of the rail network to accommodate a new metro rail line is adopted.

O’Sullivan (2020-02-09)

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“The preferred option is the best option for customers because it allows for faster trips to the city and connects the west with the inner west,” said Mathew Hounsell, a transport expert at the University of Technology’s Institute for Sustainable Futures.

But Mr Hounsell said the complexity involved in funnelling more trains through the western rail corridor between Lidcombe and Homebush risks a reduction in the reliability of services.

“It could lead to a less reliable network if investment is not undertaken,” he said.

“It is essential that the government builds the missing two tracks between Lidcombe and Homebush to keep our western rail network reliable. It has to be fixed and it has to be fixed soon.”

O’Sullivan (2020-02-09)
The ‘preferred option’ is for trains to run between Liverpool and the CBD via Regents Park.
Source: Transport for NSW

Citation: O’Sullivan (2020-02-09)

Matt O’Sullivan. 2020-02-09, “New metro rail line to force shake up of existing train services”. Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media LtdNine Entertainment Co. Sydney, NSW, Australia.