The NSW Government's War on Public Transport
Before 2013: Inner West Line
City to Liverpool via Regents Park
City to Bankstown via Regents Park
Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park) opened in 1924
2013 – 2017: T2 Inner West Line
City to Homebush Only
No Trains to Liverpool/Bankstown
Interchange at Birrong, Lidcombe, Strathfield
2017 – Present: T2 Inner West Line
City to Parramatta Only
No Express at Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville
Stations east of Bankstown to be converted into Metro in 2024
Join the campaign to Bring Back Our Trains
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales.
The Petition of: residents and commuters of Western and South West Sydney. Brings to the attention of the House:
- The removal of the Inner West Line train service (Liverpool via Regents Park) resulting in increased interchange/overcrowding at Birrong, Lidcombe and Strathfield
- The removal of express trains on the Western Line resulting in increased travel times in excess of 10 minutes from Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville to the City
- The removal of all direct trains to the City Circle for 19,000 commuters west of Bankstown (at Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Birrong and Yagoona) due to the T3 Sydenham – Bankstown Metro
The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to: restore the Inner West Line to Liverpool via Regents Park, restore express trains for Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville and Save the T3 Bankstown Line (maintain heavy rail direct to City Circle)
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Restore Inner West Line
(lIVERPOOL VIA rEGENTS pARK)
What the Community Says
Restore Inner West Line Community Action Group
Restore Inner West Line is a Community Action Group campaigning for public transport improvements and sustainable development in the electorates of Strathfield, Auburn, Granville, Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool.
Founded in 2013 with the support of the then State Member for Auburn (Barbara Perry) and the Member for Bankstown (Tania Mihailuk), local residents joined together at community meetings and rallies to protest the then Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian’s cut to Inner West Line (removal of Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park) trains and Bankstown Line trains to City via Lidcombe.
We have worked with local councils (e.g. Strathfield, Auburn, Cumberland, Liverpool) and other like-minded community groups (e.g. The Battler, No WestConnex, FIX NSW Transport, Sydenham-Bankstown Alliance, EcoTransit Sydney) in the fight to improve public transport in Sydney, oppose privitisation of services, and to stop over-development.
NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley committed to restoring the Inner West Line to Liverpool (& Bankstown) via Regents Park and a review of the Sydney Trains timetable prior to the March 2019 State Election. We will continue to seek the support of all sides of government to improve public transport in the community.
We are not part of any political party and rely solely on volunteer contributions
Fighting for better Public Transport in Sydney's Inner West, South West and Western suburbs
The NSW government has not only made our travel to the city inconvenient, but increased our travel time, and not provided the appropriate staff and resources for us to change platforms safely at interchange stations
Commuters now faced slower trains on the Western Line; trains on the express no longer stopping at stations in the electorate; and no improvement on changes made under the 2013 timetable for Berala and Regents Park which drastically reduced services
The action group is calling for the restoration of the Inner West line, a route that was cut in 2013, which will allow commuters from Liverpool to travel to the city via Regents Park, adding it would reduce overcrowding
Many Bankstown Line stations will have to wait 25 minutes for trains as the timetable has uneven stopping patterns, especially between Liverpool and Bankstown, and Fairfield is largely left with a slow train to the city via Granville/Inner West
We Need Your Support
We need your help to fight for more public transport and to expose the government cover-up
The communities of Strathfield, Auburn, Granville, Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool are suffering from a lack of adequate public transport services as a result of cuts to trains over the past 6 years
Liverpool to City via Regents Park and Bankstown to City via Regents Park needs our trains back
Support the community campaign for public transport
Your contribution will enable us to raise awareness of public transport issues in the community and promote environmentally friendly transport policies! We are also fundraising to pay for GIPA (Freedom of Information) requests to expose the government’s mismanagement of public transport.
Any donations big or small is much appreciated. Thank you for your support
We are looking for volunteers to assist with our campaign including letterbox drops and researching public transport
Please contact Roydon Ng on 0426 500 330 or send us an email if you are interested in being involved
We are also happy to send flyers and printed copies of the petition to your postal address