Sydney Train Network Under Attack from State Government

Since 2013, the commuters and public transport of Sydney and surrounds have been subjected to continuous attack from the NSW Liberal State Government with cut after cut to trains.

Tell Premier Gladys Berejiklian enough is enough, oppose all cuts to train services in New South Wales!

Starting with Premier Barry O’ Farrell, then Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian followed by Premier Mike Baird with Transport Minister Andrew Constance and now Premier Berejiklian, the number of communities and suburbs losing train services is rapidly increasing.

The following is a list of stations that have lost at least 1 or more heavy rail line and/or have services reduced.

2013

Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park removed, Inner West Line truncated at Homebush): Flemington, Lidcombe, Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Warwick Farm, Liverpool

Illawarra Line (services reduced): Rockdale, Kogarah, Mortdale

Airport Line (former East Hills Line, services reduced): Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove

Olympic Park Line (Olympic Park via Strathfield removed): Olympic Park

North Shore Line (services reduced): Killara, Lindfield, Roseville, Pymble, Wahroonga, Warawee

South Line (services removed from line): Summer Hill, Stanmore

Newcastle and Central Coast Line (services reduced): Warnervale, Wyee

Blue Mountains Line (service removed from line): Westmead

2015

Newcastle Line (line truncated at Wickham): Newcastle, Civic, Wickham

2017

South Line (line truncated to Leppington/South West Rail Link): Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Minto, Leumeah, Campbelltown

2018

Epping to Chatswood Rail Link: Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, North Ryde

2023

Bankstown Line (Sydenham to Bankstown): Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Cantebury, Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Wiley Park, Punchbowl, Bankstown

And this is what we know so far… 49 stations adversely affected by the decisions of the current NSW Liberal State Government. 14 stations have had 98% – 100% of their line’s train services removed. 11 stations have had train services majorly reduced to the extent that Transport for NSW acknowledges it as a significant issue. 13 stations will be rebuilt despite currently being fully operational forcing commuters onto replacement buses.

Gladys Berejiklian implemented the WORST DOWNGRADE IN A GENERATION in 2013 and now as Premier with the assistance of Transport Minister Andrew Constance has promised a so-called “More Trains, More Services” program that will in fact result in less trains and less services for many existing communities and suburbs.

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