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T3 shutdown for Sydney Metro amplifying frustration in the Bankstown-Sydenham corridor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Train commuters on the T3 Bankstown line will be forced to seek alternate public transport avenues in the coming weeks as the NSW Government announced plans last month to close stations between Bankstown and Sydenham to carry out essential works for the Sydney Metro & Southwest project.  Stations on the T3 […]

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Berejiklian considers restoring T3 train services

Opinion By ROYDON NG Inner West Line commuters could be looking forward to additional train services from City to Liverpool via Regents Park under a Transport for NSW proposal for Sydney’s railways in 2024. Planning for future rail services is currently in progress following a recommendation of the NSW Parliament calling for the restoration of […]

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Metro misses those beyond Bankstown

Opinion by ROYDON NG Converting Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest has been promoted as an “upgrade of the Bankstown Line” by the NSW Government. This, however, fails to recognise the number of stations being converted into Metro Southwest is actually less than half of all current stations on the T3 Bankstown Line and that […]

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Breaking up the Bankstown Line

Opinion By ROYDON NG Forcing 19,000 commuters to catch three separate trains to reach the City Circle doesn’t seem to concern the NSW Government despite warnings that the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro will reduce reliability on Sydney’s train network. Community anger is growing at the government’s broken promise for public consultation in the Bankstown Line […]

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Trains kept on track

Opinion by ROYDON NG In a major win for Western Sydney commuters, the NSW Government has promised to maintain rail services beyond Bankstown, which were scheduled for closure when the $12 billion Metro City and Southwest rail line opens. Responding to community concerns raised at the recent NSW Upper House Inquiry into the Sydenham to […]

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2019: oh what a lovely/horrible year

2019 year in review by ALEC SMART January City Hub begins the year reporting on the proposed demolition and replacement of the Sydney Football Stadium, known commercially as the Allianz Stadium, at Moore Park. Ironically, in the last week of 2019, City Hub is again reporting on it following the announcement the NSW Govt will […]

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Driverless locomotion commotion

By Alec Smart On May 30, Sydney Metro announced that a multi-million-dollar contract was awarded to a construction consortium to continue replacing and rerouting the T3 Bankstown Line, which involves new tracks, stations and driverless trains. However, opponents say an upgrade is unnecessary and that the purpose of the Metro line is to encourage more […]

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Upgrade dumped for WestConnex Tolls

BY ROYDON NG As the State Government pushes ahead with the controversial toll-road, despite community opposition, WestConnex is likely to become a lasting reminder of how good public transport was sidelined. With Western Sydney’s growing population there was no question that something had to be done to improve transport to and from the City. The […]

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Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

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