Success for the Restore Inner West Line/Lidcombe to Cabramatta Rail Action Group with the new train timetable increasing weekday services to 4 per hour on the T3 Bankstown Line.
With commuters currently waiting 30 minutes for trains at Lidcombe, Berala and Regents Park stations, the Sydney Trains timetable to be introduced on Sunday 26th November is a big win for the community.
This is a long overdue fix for trains in the area that shouldn’t have been cut in the first place back in 2013.
Since October 2013, the Restore Inner West Line campaign has included several community forums, public rallies, meetings with opposition transport spokespersons, liaison with Sydney Trains and a petition with over 1,300 signatures calling on the government to increase train services.
Although the former Inner West Line: City to Liverpool via Regents Park service has not been reinstated, we would like to thank the community and our supporters for their continued commitment to improving public transport.
Without restoring the Liverpool via Regents Park train, commuters continue to face multiple interchanges at Lidcombe and Birrong in addition to increased travel times in South West Sydney.
The new timetable also highlights that the cutting of the Inner West Line at Homebush in 2013 was a major mistake that worsened overcrowding for Lidcombe and Granville on both the T1 Western Line and T2 South Line.
Our community campaign will continue to push for better transport in the area including trains for City to Liverpool via Regents Park and the Bankstown area.
We call on the Transport Minister Andrew Constance, Auburn MP Luke Foley and council candidates in Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown to support the reinstatement of regular City to Liverpool via Regents Park train services.
Please sign and share the petition for more train services! http://bit.ly/RestoreInnerWestLine
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