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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 […]

Plibersek pushes for Green Square Metro station

By JAMES HARRISON Controversy has arisen between Tanya Plibersek, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and Eleni Petinos, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, over the lack of future investment into public transport infrastructure around the Green Square area. There is projected to be 61,000 people living in Green Square by 2030, a vast […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Track marks a poor start

By Allison Hore  The North West section of the Metro opened last month with just under 140,000 people taking advantage of free trips on its opening day. But with errors and delays across the network there are lessons to be learned before the next stage of the Metro opens in 2024. The line currently extends […]

Waterloo Metro development under fire

By Allison Hore Waterloo’s proposed Metro Quarter development faces opposition, with Lord Mayor Clover Moore calling on members of the community to make submissions to the state government detailing their concerns about the project. The Metro Quarter will be constructed above and around the new Waterloo Metro station which is bounded by Botany Road, and […]

Glad impaled with Metro stake

By John Moyle The government of Glad the Impaler recently suffered a crushing blow as people power drove a stake through the heart of its proposal for a Sydenham to Bankstown metro link. The proposal would have had 13.5km of metro line replace the existing Sydenham to Bankstown railway line, and have included an initial […]

Waterloo Metro plans undone

By Lanie Tindale Community groups are condemning UrbanGrowth NSW’s community consultation process on the Waterloo Metro Quarter development.   Geoffrey Turnbull from REDWatch said that UrbanGrowth has broken its “agreement with public housing tenants” to provide a 6-8 week period to understand and discuss the Metro Quarter proposal.   Mr Turnbull said it was a […]

Metro draws criticism from transport group

BY KENJI SATO The NSW Government’s revised plans for a Sydney Metro have drawn criticism for being privately run and not integrated with existing transport. On November 16, the government announced a proposal to alter the plans for the Sydney Metro by extending it a further 17 kilometres into Liverpool. This would change the current […]