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Rail commuters travelling between Newcastle and Sydney are in for some relief, with the New South Wales Government to boost seat capacity on train services between the cities.
The number of carriages on select services from Hamilton to Central will be doubled from four to eight.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance said it was about making travel between cities easier and more comfortable.
"There is nothing worse than having to travel long distances and struggling to find a seat," Mr Constance said.
"That's the reason why we're motivated in terms of improving train services from these regions to Sydney, and it comes at a time when we're also in the midst of a procurement for the new inter-city fleet."
The changes will come into effect from Monday, and will mean 3,000 extra seats will be available on trains travelling to the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Constance said he was sure commuters would notice the difference.
"I just think that the way forward in this case is to look at how we can bolster capacity," he said.
"We're trying to improve the customer experience, particularly during the busy morning and afternoon peak periods."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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