Sydney train passing through Central Station


New weekly train services have been announced that will boost the frequency and capacity of services for train customers in Western Sydney in the biggest single uplift to train services in a generation.

Highlights of the changes include:

  • South West Sydney to receive a 92 per cent increase in services, including Leppington and Edmondson Park.
  • More than 40 per cent increase in the number of weekly services stopping at Parramatta.
  • A 22 per cent service uplift at Penrith Station.
  • New fast services between Liverpool and the Sydney CBD on the T3 Bankstown line.

Along with improved reliability and better connections, the new timetable will bring the following improvements for customers:

  • More than 250 express trains every week between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, including 20 express trains during peak hours.
  • 24 new express services between the Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains on weekends.
  • More than 160 new weekend T5 Cumberland Line services connecting South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and North West Sydney to expand services that currently run on weekdays only.
  • Direct access on weekdays to Parramatta for Inner West customers for the first time.

Howard Collins, Chief Executive of Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink said the ‘Operator Draft’ of the timetable, which has been handed to Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink to start preparing staff, is now online, but customers should hold off on planning journeys until the final version is released in October with the timetable coming into operation in late November.

“We’ve released the Operator Draft of the timetable to help Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink get ready for this massive service uplift, but there may yet be tweaks to some service times,” Mr Collins said.

The announcement comes after the refreshed Sydney Trains network map was released earlier this month in anticipation of the introduction of the new timetable by the end of 2017.

The ‘More Trains, More Services’ program is a capital investment of over $1.5 billion to provide an urgent uplift in customer service on Sydney’s rail network.

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