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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 […]

Sydney Metro refuses to release business case

By JESSICA GUTTRIDGE The NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry report for the Sydenham to Bankstown line conversion has recommended the immediate release of the full business case of Sydney Metro Southwest but Transport for NSW continues to deny public access to the critical document. Transport for NSW has just deemed a Government Information Public Access (GIPA) […]

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 […]

16 south-east Sydney bus routes may be axed

by ALEC SMART The NSW Govt is considering axing bus services in Sydney’s south-eastern suburbs according to a leaked Transport for NSW draft document and confirmed by the rail, tram and bus industry union, RTBU. The aim is to reduce the number of buses running through the CBD during peak periods. Existing express bus services, […]

Sydney could go Dutch

By JOAN HENSON For Sydneysiders protesting the pollution, tree culling, noise, and alleged property damage of WestConnex over social media, Dutch cycling porn – online gushing over a Dutch cycling nirvana – provides some reprieve. Sydney cycling aficionados, like advocates in other car-centric cities, have long lauded the Dutch (and Danes) for their bicycle-friendly cities. […]

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 […]

Light rail project off the rail

By Allison Hore A report detailing findings from the Public Accountability Committee’s inquiry into the Light Rail project’s impact was released last week, revealing the “profoundly experienced” effects of the project. The parliamentary inquiry was set up in May last year to investigate the impact of the CBD and South East Light Rail project on […]

Commuters data could be swiped

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Recent developments for the Opal card means NSW commuters will be able to use alternative methods of payment for travel such as smartphone, tablets, smartwatches and credit cards. The alternative payment issues have been introduced to overcome issues including queues for topping up cards and convenience for interstate and overseas visitors, but […]

Waterloo under threat

BY JOHN MOYLE Waterloo Estate’s fate was sealed when it was declared a State Significant Development. Once a project is classified a SSD by the order of the Planning Minister, the full weight of the State Government is brought into play to ensure that it happens at all cost, as with Sydney Olympic Park and […]

Light rail a burden

BY JOHN MOYLE There is no doubt that the 12 km Central Business District and South East Light Rail project will deliver a lot of benefits when it is completed, but for many along its route across Surry Hills, it promises to deliver another year of disruption, dust, noise and business downturn. The line starts […]