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 abandoned upgrading the Western Line in order to profit from WestConnex M4 tolls
EXCLUSIVE: Western Line upgrade dumped by Gladys Berejiklian to force more drivers onto the M4 WestConnex to increase toll revenue.
We call on the State Government and Opposition to prioritise the following infrastructure projects for the Strathfield – Lidcombe – Bankstown – Cabramatta – Liverpool areas.
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 will be of little comfort to commuters in Sydney’s South West and Inner West with travel times doubling and direct services cut.
What was once a 16 minute direct train from Sefton to Homebush, a journey of just 7 stations now takes 36 minutes, 3 trains with 2 interchanges in 2017.
No reason why Inner West Line can’t be reconnected to Bankstown & Liverpool via Regents Park given that track capacity exists for its Parramatta extension.
Rail between Homebush – Lidcombe to be overcrowded: Transport for NSW’s own predictions after cutting the Inner West Line in 2013