The Downgrading of Liverpool Train Services
Liverpool to City was faster in 1975 than with Today's Timetable
1975: 37 Minutes (via Granville) – Express
2017: 64 Minutes (via Granville) – All Stations (Express Train Removed)
2017: 53 Minutes (via Bankstown) – “Express” (current timetable)
2024: Additional 17 Minutes. Bankstown Line “Express” to be removed due to Sydenham – Bankstown Metro
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – STOP THE CUTS – BRING BACK OUR TRAINS
FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTACKS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
What Sydney Metro Southwest really means
Upgrading Existing Heavy Rail is cheaper and faster than converting Sydenham - Bankstown into Metro Southwest.
Upgrading Signalling on the existing Bankstown Line delivers 20 trains per hour.
Additional tracks on the Western Line (Croydon/Homebush - Lidcombe/Granville) reduces travel times by 17 minutes for South West commuters.
FIX LIVERPOOL TRANSPORT
The Petition of South West Sydney residents and commuters Brings to the attention of the House the removal of the following train services from Liverpool since 2013: Inner West Line (City to Liverpool via Regents Park), Express Trains to City via Granville (T2 Leppington Line), Direct Train to Campbelltown (T5 Cumberland Line), the upcoming removal of Express Trains to City via T3 Bankstown Line (due to the Sydenham – Bankstown Metro Southwest).
The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to: Fix Liverpool Transport by restoring the Inner West Line’s Liverpool via Regents Park service, restoring express trains to City on the T2 Leppington Line, restoring the direct train to Campbelltown and the T5 Cumberland Line, maintain existing heavy rail services on the T3 Bankstown Line and upgrade signalling on the T3 Bankstown Line instead of building Metro Southwest
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FIX LIVERPOOL TRANSPORT
Liverpool and South West Sydney commuters can expect significant increases in travel times as a result of the Metro Southwest project on the T3 Bankstown Line. Government documents show estimations of journey times from Liverpool to City increasing by 17 minutes. The government’s own ‘Sydney’s Rail Future Implementation Plan’ suggest a remedy to the increased […]
In November 2017, express services to City on the T2 Leppington Line via Granville were removed and replaced with a ‘fake’ express service on the T3 Bankstown Line. The ‘fake’ express on T3 Bankstown Line (no faster than previous T2 services, despite government claims) will also be removed due to the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro. […]
The Cumberland Line and South Line was changed in 2017 removing direct access to Campbelltown from Liverpool station. Commuters now have to interchange at Glenfield station. This change to the rail lines was made despite most Campbelltown commuters having travelled to City via Liverpool instead of East Hills.
RAILWAY UPGRADE ABANDONED FOR WESTCONNEX AND TOLLS
Train Timetable changes designed to increase traffic on motorways
"Services improvements on the Western Line over the concurrent time frame may result in increased patronage for trips in the M4 Motorway" - WestConnex M4 Widening State Significant Infrastructure Application Report (2013)
2 Additional Tracks on Western Rail corridor important for South West
"Customers are likely to experience journey times to CBD via [T2 Leppington] South Line (without Croydon-Granville tunnel) of over 1 hour – c. 17 mins extra against today" - Sydney's Rail Future Implementation Plan (2013)
Government documents also show that the T3 Bankstown Line will be cut at Cabramatta
Currently the T3 Bankstown Line starts at Liverpool station and provides direct trains to Bankstown, Sydenham and Sydney CBD (including express trains)
Once the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro is built, Liverpool commuters will have to interchange at Cabramatta
Government documents show that upgrading the Western Rail corridor with additional tracks from Croydon to Granville is essential for Liverpool, Warwick Farm, Cabramatta and Casula commuters. However in 2014, the government redesigned Flemington station without allowing for the inclusion of additional tracks for even the smaller upgrade to sextuplicate the line between Homebush and Lidcombe.
Tolls were also introduced onto the M4 Motorway just months before the 2017 Sydney Trains timetable change which resulted in the loss of express trains to City on the T2 Leppington Line. The government has also ruled out building additional tracks (Croydon/Homebush to Lidcombe/Granville) along the Western Rail corridor.