Passenger Rail

TfNSW opens consultation on west of Bankstown services

Options for services west of Bankstown once Sydney Metro City & Southwest are now subject to community feedback.

Transport for NSW is seeking community input on how services will run from hubs such as Liverpool, Lidcombe, and Bankstown.

TfNSW has already indicated that it would prefer for an option where services would run from Liverpool via Regents Park and Lidcombe to the city, and a shuttle train from Bankstown via Yagoona and Birrong to Lidcombe.

Passengers travelling from Bankstown to Liverpool would need to change at Regents Park.

Other options would have services travelling on a distinct network from Lidcombe and Liverpool to Bankstown, without the ability to travel on one train from Liverpool, via Regents Park, to the city. A final option would introduce a shuttle train between Liverpool and Bankstown and a train from Bankstown to the city, via Lidcome and the Inner West.

“While initial planning has identified a preferred option that we think provides the best outcomes for customers, we are keen to hear from the community about the proposed changes and options considered,” said a TfNSW spokesperson.

“This will help us develop a broader public transport solution for customers, complementing the new Sydney Metro services available.”

The chosen service will come into effect once the Sydney Metro City & Southwest line opens in 2024.

Community group Restore Inner West Line has supported TfNSW’s suggested option