In respect to the article, Andrew Constance made the following statement:-
“Moving Bankstown Line services to the new standalone metro system removes an existing bottleneck and frees up capacity to deliver more services on other lines where it’s needed,” he said.
Given that some years ago, they untangled the Network, where is the bottleneck that currently exists ?
The network has not been fully "untangled", it has just had the the number of "tangles" reduced as funds and demand required at the time. There is certainly alot more that needs to be done, much of it will simply be done over time as further capacity is needed. The NW to SW Metro will provide a significant boost to reducing "tangles" but has also added some.
A few examples of future work required.
- Mortdale to Sutherland
- Homebush to Granville junction.
- Mixing of Inner West with SW services