Passenger Rail

Council hopes to return express trains to Liverpool

Express trains are being called to return to Liverpool on the Inner West Line in Sydney’s south west.

Liverpool City Council in Greater Wester Sydney is supporting the restoration from City to Liverpool via Regents Park.

The T2 Inner West Line’s City to Liverpool via Regents Park train service was removed in October 2013, followed by express services removed due to the Leppington Line via Granville no longer running fast trains to the City Circle in 2017.

Sydney Metro Southwest from Sydenham to Bankstown will replace the current City to Liverpool via T3 Bankstown Line in 2024.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) are seeking feedback on proposed rail service options for train stations west of Bankstown once the South West Metro project is complete and operational.

Nathan Hagarty, a Liverpool City councillor proposed a motion on February 26 this year for the council to send a submission to TfNSW to vocalise its endorsement to option 2, the restoration of the City via Regents Park line as the council’s preferred option. 

The council agreed to pass the motion and will also state in the submission that Option 2 be implemented, not in 2024 with the Metro opens, but as soon as the existing Bankstown line is closed.

A spokesperson for TfNSW said over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will roll out world class technology to transform the rail network.

More than $4.3 billion is being invested in the More Trains, More Services program, which has already delivered more than 1700 additional weekly services across the rail network since 2017.

The next stages of More Trains, More Services will focus on delivering improvements for the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South and the South Coast lines.

The program includes infrastructure improvements across the network. These include modifications to track, signalling, stabling facilities, and station platforms.

Liverpool City Council joins Strathfield Council, Auburn City Council/Cumberland Council, and Canterbury-Bankstown Council in supporting the restoration of the Inner West Line (City to Liverpool via Regents Park) train service.