Transport for NSW admits cuts at Homebush a mistake!

The 2013 timetable cut the Inner West Line at Homebush, removing Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park trains and forcing interchanges at Birrong, Lidcombe and Strathfield. The Sydney Metro at Bankstown will also force another interchange from 2018 onwards.

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 cuts at Homebush removed westbound departures i.e. Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park trains and forced an interchange at Strathfield.

The More Trains More Services/2017 timetable’s factsheet for the new T2 Inner West & Leppington Line has a very interesting key benefit:

Homebush customers will be able to travel in both directions.


Now the Inner West Line has been extended to Parramatta, this shows it would be possible to restore the Inner West Line to Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park!

Transport for NSW also has failed to provide concrete evidence that the 2013 timetable changes and cuts affecting the Inner West Line and Bankstown Line has improved reliability on the Sydney Trains network.

Suggestions to fix the timetable issues:

  • Inner West Line restored as Liverpool/Bankstown to City via Regents Park (its pre-2013 route)
  • More Western Line (fast) trains stop at Lidcombe, Auburn and Granville during the peak
Transport for NSW’s T2 Inner West & Leppington Line summary sheet
Response from Transport for NSW in relation to concerns raised surrounding the new 2017 train timetable by Restore Inner West Line.