8,000 commuters are forced to interchange at Lidcombe every day as a result of the loss of Inner West Line services to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park
The NSW government abandoned upgrading the Western Line in order to profit from WestConnex M4 tolls
Transport for NSW data show removal of Liverpool via Regents Park trains caused most significant increase in travel times across Sydney
Government documents show plans to close stations and replace trains with bus services between Bankstown and Cabramatta once Sydney Metro SW is constructed
The cuts keep on coming for Lidcombe with more trains to skip the station in the upcoming timetable change. From 30 September, T1 Western Line trains will no longer stop at Lidcombe between 6am to 10pm on weekdays…
9 stations (Berala, Regents Park, Sefton, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar, Birrong and Yagoona) lose ALL city trains due to Metro Southwest
More Cuts and Slower Trains are coming to Western Sydney: Bankstown Line to be cut at Cabramatta and Richmond to lose all express trains to City
Marching through Sydney today, over a thousand protesters including Restore Inner West Line made their issues with New South Wales’ public transport clear including WestConnex, the lack of train services and bus privatisation.
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
The new train timetable penalises people living in Western Sydney with commuters facing longer journey times, fewer stops and fewer direct services.
The slower trains and less direct services timetable has rolled out across the Sydney Trains network much to the disgust of commuters.