Rail West of Bankstown
The future services in the long term for the West of Bankstown area remain in doubt. We are also concerned that no draft timetables have been produced despite Transport for NSW claiming to have commenced planning for future services since 2020. As of July 2023, Transport for NSW refuses to confirm if direct trains to City Circle from West of Bankstown will be restored or if stations will remain open after Metro Southwest opens.
Read our Submission calling for Rail Planning West of Bankstown in support of the full restoration of the Inner West Line (both City to Liverpool via Regents Park and City to Bankstown via Regents Park) – Option 2 and 3. Read our Media Release in response to the Transport for NSW announcement for future rail services west of Bankstown.
City to Liverpool via Regents Park
The Inner West Line (Liverpool via Regents Park route removed in 2013) provides fastest access to City Circle and Inner West without crowded interchanges at Birrong, Lidcombe, Strathfield.
City to Bankstown via Regents Park
Sydney Metro Southwest downgrades Sydenham to Bankstown and isolates the west of Bankstown forcing commuters from Birrong and Yagoona to interchange to reach the City Circle as the direct service on Inner West Line (Bankstown via Regents Park route) was removed in 2013.
Fast Trains for Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville
The 2017 timetable change extending the Inner West Line from Homebush (2013 terminus) to Parramatta resulted in the loss of express trains at Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville and hindered the capacity for the reinstatement of the City to Bankstown via Regents Park route.
South West Sydney Deserves Better
We are also campaigning for all stations from City to Liverpool via Regents Park to have accessibility upgrades and NightRide bus services. Chester Hill, Villawood, and Carramar needs lifts. Birrong, Yagoona, and Carramar needs NightRide. Liverpool should also have direct trains to Campbelltown.
Thank you for your support!
The Restore Inner West Line community action group is a genuine grassroots campaign of local residents.
Unlike some proponents of downgrading and removing rail services, we are not run by any corporation, property developer or political party. Nor are we clients of registered lobbyists with direct access to the Premier’s boardroom.
We rely on the generosity of the community through volunteering and donations to help keep up the fight against the government’s cuts to our services in favour of the interests of property developers.
As we do not have inside information about future rail services or property development zonings, much of the information we have obtained is from expensive freedom of information (GIPA) requests with Transport for NSW costing from hundreds to the thousands of dollars.
We would like to ask you to consider donating in support support of our campaign to fix our public transport and to expose the secret government dealings resulting in the cuts to our services.
Restore Inner West Line