- Sydenham to Erskineville Sextuplication (Additional 2 tracks)
- A new underground rail plan between Redfern and the City ( To separate Bankstown Line services with East Line line services originating from Leppington (future) or Cambelltown/ Macarthur that travel to the city via Sydenham )
- Upgraded signalling and tracks (so that trains can travel faster and be more reliable)
- Cabramatta to Glenfield Quadruplication (allow extra train frequency and capacity and to separate the South Line with the Bankstown Line)
- Fully separate the Bankstown Line with all other Sydney Trains Lines
- Quadruplication of the whole line between Sydenham and Birrong via Bankstown (to allow express services and all stops services separated)
Sydney's Rail Future identifies the Bankstown Line to be converted to SINGLE DECK METRO in 20-30 years time with ONLY 12 TPH in peak hours. Single decker metros have much lower overall seating and standing capacity compared to a waratah train. 12 single deck metro trains equates to about the same capacity of 7 waratah trains. Currently there are 8 TPH on the Bankstown Line in peak. HOW WOULD 12 SINGLE DECK METRO TRAINS PER HOUR CATER FOR THE CURRENT 8 DOUBLE DECK TRAINS PER HOUR, AND THAT FUTURE RAIL PLAN IS IN 20-30 YEARS TIME WHERE POPULATION ALONG THE BANKSTOWN LINE WILL DRAMATICALLY INCREASE!!!
Suburbs along the Bankstown Line have vast opportunities for urban redevelopment which could cater for increase in residential buildings, jobs, commercial and retail activities. Why build large amounts of residential buildings along the Western Line when clearly the line is operating at almost 100% capacity? Bankstown Line is operating at only 40% of its capacity. The government of planning and infrastructure should identify these opportunities along the Bankstown Line.
BANKSTOWN LINE IS THE ONLY SUBURBAN LINE ON THE SYDNEY TRAINS NETWORK TO HAVE THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF INCREASED SERVICES WHICH CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE FUTURE.