The NSW government abandoned upgrading the Western Line in order to profit from WestConnex M4 tolls
Western and South West Sydney commuters disadvantaged under 2017 Timetable and “More Trains, More Services” program with increased travel times.
Documents obtained by Restore Inner West Line show the Cumberland Council area is the worst affected by cuts to Sydney Trains services.
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.
The new 2017 timetable isn’t more trains, more services but rather slower trains and less direct services!