New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced key improvements to both the T1 Western Line and T2 Inner West Line.
The improvements include: more than 250 express trains every week between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, including 20 express trains during peak hours; a new direct link between the Inner West and Parramatta on the T2 Line on weekdays for the first time. Peak services boosted from 15 minutes up to every 6 minutes at many stations on the T2 Inner West Line.
Other key changes for the T1 Western Line and T2 Inner West include: Harris Park, Granville, Clyde, Auburn, and Lidcombe will be served by T2 Inner West services during some periods of the day. Burwood will receive more services via the T2 Inner West, with direct access to Parramatta and late night services to and from the Sydney CBD to Penrith will be doubled on the T1 Western Line.
“This is a massive win for Western Sydney. We are making it more convenient for customers to travel between Western Sydney, the Inner West and Sydney’s CBD. By simplifying and modernising parts of the network we are able to achieve far better services for customers,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“These are the some of the busiest lines on the network. By simplifying the way the lines operate it will create additional capacity and reliability for customers. Today, we also unveil a refreshed network map so customers can begin to understand the changes ahead. They include the T2 Line extending to Parramatta and also to Leppington in the South-West. We’re also extending services on the T5 Line to Leppington and Richmond, along with re-badging the Airport Line to the T8 to distinguish this popular service for tourists and visitors,” Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.