18 June, 2024
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NSW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT FORCED TO SCRAP SECRET PLAN FOR FEWER TRAINS, FEWER SERVICES

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The NSW Liberal Government has been forced to scrap a secret plan it drew up to cut train services across Sydney during peak travel times.
 
Confidential government documents obtained by NSW Labor revealed that Sydney Trains was planning to cut train services during morning and evening peak travel periods on 23 October 2022, just five months before the 2023 NSW election.
 
The planned cuts to train services across Sydney would have been delivered under the government’s More Trains, More Services plan.
 
However, this plan would have delivered Less Trains, Less Services for passengers who mostly live in Western Sydney.
 
Passengers travelling on the T1 Western and North Shore Line, T2 Inner West and Leppington Line, T3 Bankstown Line, and T8 Airport and South Line would have all faced cuts to their train services.
 
Jo Haylen,  NSW Shadow Minister for Transport said: 
 
“It’s clear that the NSW government had a plan to slash train services right across Sydney during peak travel times. They wanted to change their policy from ‘More Trains, More Services’ to ‘Fewer Trains, Fewer services’ and the only reason they have shelved it is because they knew it would be political poison.
 
“The Premier was encouraging workers to return to the CBD, while at the same time his government was planning to cut train services from Western Sydney to the CBD. The government is no longer focused on the needs of passengers and its transport policies no longer make sense.”
JO HAYLEN MP
NSW SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT

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