The 2017 and 2018 Sydney Trains timetable changes unfairly targets Western Sydney including Lidcombe, Auburn & Granville with the removal of fast trains.
Travel times and the number of interchanges required have also increased for journeys towards the City and Western Sydney.
The new timetable starting on 26 November 2017 is not more trains, more services but slower trains and less direct services.
Lidcombe to Central
Old Timetable: 22min · New Timetable: 33min
Auburn to Central
Old Timetable: 25min · New Timetable: 36min
Granville to Central
Old Timetable: 31min · New Timetable: 41min
The extension of the T2 Inner West Line from Homebush to Parramatta has resulted in the removal of express trains at Lidcombe, Auburn and Granville during the morning peak. Restoring the Inner West Line (to Liverpool via Regents Park) allows for express trains to stop at Lidcombe, Auburn and Granville.
For more information, please see our article: Cumberland LGA worse hit by train cuts
Restore Inner West Line – Liverpool via Regents Park & Save T3 Bankstown Line community action group explains train cuts and line changes since 2013: