T5 Cumberland Line Y-Link to close in 2026

The CUMBERLAND LINE and Y-LINK opened on 2 November 1996 providing a direct train from Campbelltown/Liverpool to Parramatta/Blacktown and later Leppington – Richmond.

With the Y-LINK between Merrylands and Harris Park, commuters no longer are required to interchange at Granville.

However internal Transport for NSW documents obtained under GIPA (freedom of information) show plans to remove the T5 Cumberland Line in 2026 after the Sydney Metro City & Southwest and second harbour rail crossing opens.

Our campaign to Fix Liverpool Transport includes the operation of the T5 Cumberland Line for all stations from Campbelltown to Richmond via the Y-LINK.

Contact Transport Minister Rob Stokes, Member for Liverpool Paul Lynch, Shadow Transport Minister Jo Haylen, and Liverpool Council urging them to keep the T5 Cumberland Line running on the Y-LINK in 2026 and to restore Campbelltown – Richmond services!

We also need more direct trains and a signalling upgrade for the T5 Cumberland Line (and T2/T8 Inner West/Leppington/South Line).

Sydney’s Rail Future Plans for 2026