Documents obtained by Restore Inner West Line show the Cumberland Council area is the worst affected by cuts to Sydney Trains services.
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 slower trains and less direct services timetable has rolled out across the Sydney Trains network much to the disgust of commuters.
Restore Inner West Line would like to acknowledge the support of many Councillors and community advocacy groups in this important public transport campaign
There’s no improvement under the new timetable for Berala commuters. It’s time to restore the Inner West Line to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park!
Over 100 fast trains are being cut from Lidcombe with overcrowding rising due to Sydney Train’s failure to restore the Inner West Line in the new timetable.
In 1930, Berala to City: 22 minutes direct train. 2017: at least 32 minutes and a forced interchange at Lidcombe. Time to #RestoreInnerWestLine now!