Statement regarding approval for Sydenham to Bankstown Metro

Despite overwhelming opposition from residents in the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor and also west of Bankstown, this government is determined to isolate 9 stations from the entire Sydney Trains network.  It’s not just a matter of 1 additional interchange but for commuters such as from Chester Hill to Town Hall, the current direct train will become 3 separate trains with changes at Bankstown and Sydenham.

Travel times will increase for the 19,000 commuters west of Bankstown will have to catch 3 trains everyday to reach the City.  The 9 stations west of Bankstown have been suffering since the government’s removal of the Inner West Line (City to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park) in 2013 and the cutting in half of the T3 Bankstown Line is a further downgrade.

We condemn Planning Minister Anthony Roberts and the NSW Government for ignoring the community in proceeding with the “Sydenham to Bankstown” Metro Southwest. We call on both sides of government to cancel this project and commit to a restoration of the Inner West Line to Liverpool (and Bankstown) via Regents Park on the Sydney Trains heavy rail network.

by Save T3 Bankstown Line – Wednesday 19 December 2018