Easing weekend traffic with more train services
To help ease traffic congestion, more than 750 extra weekend services will be added to the Sydney train network.
The additional services will be introduced by the end of 2017 and will include more frequent trains every 15 minutes.
Key weekend service improvements include:
- T1 Western Line: frequency to the city doubled at stations between Penrith and Doonside with two additional trains every hour, or a train on average every 15 minutes throughout the majority of the day.
- T1 Northern Line: frequency doubled between Epping and Central via Strathfield on weekends with an extra two services every hour, or a train every 15 minutes.
- T1 North Shore Line: an extra two trains per hour during the day for customers at Chatswood, Artarmon, St Leonards, North Sydney and Milsons Point.
- T2 Airport Line: all T2 Airport Line stations will receive a minimum 15-minute frequency throughout the majority of the day.
- T5 Cumberland Line: more than 160 new weekend services connecting South Western Sydney, Western Sydney, and North West Sydney.
- T6 Carlingford Line: service frequency doubled during the day with an additional train every hour on weekends or a train every 30 minutes.
- Blue Mountains Line: twenty-four dedicated express trains between the Blue Mountains and Sydney CBD.
The extra services are part of the $1.5 billion More Trains, More Services program which will introduce hundreds of extra services, better infrastructure, and new trains for Sydney.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said boosting services would give people more options on the weekend and make leaving the car at home a more attractive option.
“Travel patterns are changing, people rely more on public transport on weekends for work and social events so we need to adapt and entice more people to think about the train first on weekends,” Mr Constance said.