Sydney Metro says Sydenham to Bankstown WON’T improve trains

Shutting down the Bankstown Line Рforcing commuters onto buses, removing direct City trains for 9 stations (west of Bankstown) and rebuilding 11 fully operational stations is all for nothing.

Transport for NSW has admitted the Sydenham to Bankstown section of the Sydney Metro will NOT improve the reliability of train services.

April 2017 Screenshot

April 2017: Sydney Metro City & Southwest is fully segregated from the existing Sydney Trains railway tracks between Sydenham and Bankstown, improving the reliability of services. The T3 Line west beyond Bankstown would continue to be operated by Sydney Trains, serving stations between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Bankstown. www.web.archive.org/web/20170421043245/https://www.sydneymetro.info/citysouthwest/sydenham-bankstown

 

May 2017 screenshot

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: “improving the reliability of services” has been removed from the 1st paragraph under Stand-alone rail line

May 2017: Sydney Metro City & Southwest will operate fully segregated from the existing Sydney Trains railway between Sydenham and Bankstown. The T3 Line west beyond Bankstown will continue to be operated by Sydney Trains, serving stations between Liverpool, Lidcombe and Bankstown. https://www.sydneymetro.info/citysouthwest/sydenham-bankstown