NSW Gov funding for services post-Bankstown Metro Opening

 
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/the-1-billion-plan-to-increase-sydney-s-peakhour-train-capacity

Budget announcement and some detail about the plans that will happen once the metro conversion of Bankstown line opens. Looks like a massive boost for SW passengers and a bit of an increase for far south. A short mention of ATP, and even more rolling stock purchase as well.

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  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

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 ?
  Totoro Locomotive Fireman

@scott4570

The bottleneck is the T3 line itself, which merged into the city circle thus clashing with the other circle lines like T2, etc. The Metro will fix the bottleneck and means former T3 trains can be re-routed onto those other lines. It makes perfect sense too. Smile

Agree this is not really “news” as we’ve all known this was happening for years. But it’s good to see the project progressing and get the funding it needs ($1B is nothing to sniff at). The press is good too.

Note: As a T9 commuter this sadly doesn’t benefit me (as far as I know). I live in hope we will see similar upgrades as the Metro West gets closer to fruition.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
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 ?
scott4570
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
etc

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