History shows that the Liverpool via Regents Park train (former Inner West Line) opened in 1924 to reduce congestion on the Western Line between Lidcombe and Granville. The government’s decision to cut the Liverpool via Regents Park route in 2013 has increased overcrowding on the Western Line.
Transport for NSW has admitted that 2013’s cutting of the Inner West Line at Homebush (disguised as the separation of the T3 Bankstown Line) was a mistake.
The new train timetable fails to deliver for the Cumberland Council area, in particular with Lidcombe, Auburn and Granville losing fast trains and Berala and Regents Park continuing to be worse off with the failure to restore the Inner West Line
In 1930, Berala to City: 22 minutes direct train. 2017: at least 32 minutes and a forced interchange at Lidcombe. Time to #RestoreInnerWestLine now!
Transport for NSW fails to answer questions about Inner West Line changes and increasing travel times for Lidcombe – Harris Park commuters!
No reason why Inner West Line can’t be reconnected to Bankstown & Liverpool via Regents Park given that track capacity exists for its Parramatta extension.
Lidcombe, Auburn, Clyde, Granville, Harris Park will be losing Western Line trains and face increased travel times to the City on the new Inner West Line.
Gladys Berejiklian must listen to the 96% of commuters that oppose cuts to the Inner West Line and Bankstown Line by restoring the Inner West Line to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park.