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West of Bankstown

Transport for NSW has announced plans to reinstate the City to Liverpool via Regents Park train service in 2024 under the false name of T3 Bankstown Line
We support restoring the City to Liverpool via Regents Park (as the Inner West Line) and City to Bankstown via Regents Park service
All existing stations west of Bankstown need train services to the Inner West, Central, City Circle, Liverpool, and Bankstown
See our Fact Sheet: Rail West of Bankstown in 2024

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History of the Inner West Line from 2013

Before 2013 Inner West Line & Bankstown Line

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 Timetable Inner West Line & Bansktown Line

2013 – 2017: T2 Inner West Line

City to Homebush Only

No Trains to Liverpool/Bankstown

Interchange at Birrong, Lidcombe, Strathfield

2019 Inner West Line, Bankstown Line and future Sydenham - Bankstown Metro

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

Why Restore Inner West Line: City to Liverpool (& Bankstown) via Regents Park?

Direct Train to City Circle & Inner West

Reduce travel times by removing the need to interchange at Lidcombe, Birrong, Strathfield

Reduce Overcrowding & Interchanges

Around 19,000 commuters are forced onto already overcrowded trains at Lidcombe station every day

Increase Trains for Southwest Sydney

Liverpool and Bankstown need more direct trains to City Circle. It's time to reverse the cuts

Expose the Secret Consultants

Decisions such as closing train stations and replacing train with bus have been made behind closed doors by unelected consultants. It’s time to say enough!
We are running a Freedom of Information (GIPA) campaign to expose the unelected individuals that make up the secret government committees that have made plans to change the way we travel without public consultation
Please donate to our GoFundMe to have us raise $1000 to cover GIPA fees imposed on us by Transport for NSW
Read more about about our campaign to Expose Secret Consultants Behind Sydney’s Railways

The individuals and committees referred to as part of this Freedom of Information campaign is separate from the Transport for NSW team currently planning for rail west of Bankstown

How Cuts to Trains Impact the West of Bankstown

Commuters Forced to Interchange
Minutes between Trains
Stations without Train to City Circle
Additional Interchanges

Restore Inner West Line
(Liverpool via Regents Park)

City to Liverpool (and Bankstown) via Regents Park

Reduce travel times for Southwest Sydney commuters by removing forced interchanges at Lidcombe and Birrong

Express for Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville

Inner West Line to Parramatta has replaced fast trains to City from Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville on the Western Line

Save T3 Bankstown Line

Reverse the cuts to the Bankstown circuit and upgrade heavy rail signalling on the Bankstown Line instead of Metro Southwest

The Inner West Line from City to Liverpool (and Bankstown) via Regents Park until its removal in the 2013 Sydney Trains timetable change


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 (City to Liverpool via Regents Park and City to Bankstown via Regents Park) train services.

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.

We thank the NSW Labor Party, NSW Greens and the many other candidates who committed restoring the Inner West Line (City to Liverpool via Regents Park and City to Bankstown via Regents Park), and a review of the Sydney Trains timetable prior to the March 2019 State Election. We will continue to work with of all sides of government to improve public transport in the community.

Our campaign is also focused on achieving accessibility upgrades and NightRide bus services for all stations west of Bansktown.

Support our campaign for NightRide Bus Services at Carramar, Birrong, Yagoona

Accessibility Upgrades

Birrong, Yagoona, Chester Hill, Leightonfield, Villawood, Carramar station needs lift access

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

Western Sydney commuters demand ‘restore Inner West rail line’: Green Left Weekly

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

Train pain worsens: Auburn Review

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

Transport demand is not being addressed, says action group: Daily Telegraph

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

Timetable changes: ‘Problem shifted from one line to another’: Daily Telegraph

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, Cabramatta and Liverpool are suffering from a lack of adequate public transport services as a result of cuts to trains over the past 7 years. Liverpool to City via Regents Park and Bankstown to City via Regents Park needs our trains back. 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

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