Restore Inner West Line

Help to get back on track

TRAIN services to the city on the former Inner West Line now T3 Bankstown Line west of Bankstown, could be partially restored but it will still be a long wait for commuters.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said train services on the T3 line would need to operate differently once Sydney Metro City and Southwest is introduced in 2024.

The three proposed options are available at yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/west-of-bankstown along with a short survey.

Restore Inner West Line campaigner Roydon Ng says they support Option 2 which includes a direct train to the City without interchange at Lidcombe, and a direct train to Liverpool without interchange at Birrong.

“The NSW Government should be reminded that in 1930, a direct train from Berala to the City via Inner West, was just 22 minutes, now it’s around 35 to 40 minutes with a forced interchange at Lidcombe,” he said.

State MP for Bankstown, Tania Mihailuk, says she is still fighting for the full, not partial, restoration of direct train services to the City Circle for all T3 Bankstown Line stations and is strongly urging residents to submit their input before the July 27 deadline.

“It is important that commuters west of Bankstown have their say to ensure their views are front and centre,” she said.

Feedback can also be provided by calling 1800 684 490 or email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au until July 27.

First published in the Canterbury-Bankstown Torch as “Help to get back on track” on Wednesday 24 June 2020