The new service will be 20 minutes quicker heading south and 11 minutes quicker heading north.
This is made possible by eliminating three stations - Cardiff, Fassifern, and Eastwood.
I have a questions about this:
-How can the service be 20 minutes quicker by eliminating only three stations? Especially when you consider that an all-stations service is only around 30 minutes longer than an express service.
-Why cut Cardiff? Eastwood and even Fassifern I can understand, but Cardiff is a popular Staton for people in the area (myself included), but the bigger question is:
-Why not stop at all between Broadmeadow and Morriset, but still stop at Hamilton and Broadmeadow after leaving Newcastle Interchange, and why stop at both Wyong and Tuggerah? these stations are very close together.
I think a better stopping pattern would be: