Tezza, it was not just those trains in the video, but was throughout the days that the videos and photos were taken.
The problem with Tezza is that he is all so convinced that the rail line serves for nothing, but a shift to the BMD complex that he supports will magically increase the patronage of the tram & bus services into the Newcastle centre, where the reality is the opposite will occure.
Perhaps if we move this thinking to the Sydney lines we can do what the current government is planning with the new October time table & eliminate trains stopping at 2 major stations. Rockdale which is a main bus interchange hub for buses to Botany Bay, & Kogarah that is the primary station that serves St George Hospital & a couple of large health care facilities, & therefore are quite heavily used.
Of course take a further step & many of the stations along the main local line from Redfern - Burwood could also go especially in the off peak times. Maybe a good idea is to run trains to all suburban stations & place a C as the time, & provide the old green discs for passengers to hold out for the driver to stop to pick up.
I can imagine Tezza must be joyful of the removal of the all stations services to & from Morriset - Ncle in October, which allows the trains to/from Sydney to be all stations rather than the faster services as they are now. The short sighted aspect of these propossals will also mean passenger numbers are likely to decrease owing to the corresponding decrease in the promised better services to worse than what is there now.
Thus if Tezza gets his connecting service at BMD now, rather than in NCLE, the few extra minutes he may save with the bus trip from home will be well eaten up consumed, digested & naturally dispersed by the longer train trip in the all stations to Sydney services.
OTOH, he may also like to consider with all the new businesses that the vultures hovering over the ROW, who want to build their high rise dream over the empty space on the ground to get it out of their equally empty heads, will meet resistance when the new uboot tram services that will be caught in the traffic jams along the main roads, unless mega pay type parking stations are build to take all the new migrants who want to watch the endless stream of industrial served coal ships & others progress up the creek.