The “Homebush bottleneck” is a hoax invented by the NSW Government as an excuse for cutting train services and to privatise the railway by stealth
The NSW Government has used timetable changes to fake the need for Sydney Metro Southwest and conversion of Sydenham to Bankstown for single-deck trains
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
Transport for NSW data show removal of Liverpool via Regents Park trains caused most significant increase in travel times across Sydney
History shows that the Liverpool via Regents Park train (former Inner West Line) opened in 1924 to reduce congestion on the Western Line between Lidcombe and Granville. The government’s decision to cut the Liverpool via Regents Park route in 2013 has increased overcrowding on the Western Line.
Transport for NSW has admitted that 2013’s cutting of the Inner West Line at Homebush (disguised as the separation of the T3 Bankstown Line) was a mistake.
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
A look back at the many achievements of the Gladys Berejiklian & the NSW government for public transport for Liverpool via Regents Park commuters since 2013
Gladys Berejiklian must listen to the 96% of commuters that oppose cuts to the Inner West Line and Bankstown Line by restoring the Inner West Line to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park.