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In an attempt to ease Sydney's weekend traffic congestion, the NSW Government has announced the introduction of 750 extra train services.
The boost will see the doubling of the frequency of services in Sydney's west and north-west as well as additional trips on the north shore and airport line.
The increased services are in response to a massive 68 per cent growth in weekend demand on Sydney's train network between 2013 and 2016.
Saturday traffic in Sydney is often worse than weekday morning peak hours, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said.
"Sundays are [also] hugely popular for travel, so we're boosting services to give people more options on the weekend," he said.
"Travel patterns are changing, people rely more on public transport on weekends for work and social events so we need to adapt and entice more people to think about the train first on weekends.
"Boosting frequency will make leaving the car at home a more attractive option."
Currently, there are 14 million car trips made in Sydney every weekend.
Mr Constance said the priority is to move Sydney a step closer to other global cities that offer the best public transport services in off-peak times.
The improvements will boost service frequencies at many suburban stations to a train every 15 minutes on weekends.
The additional services will start at the end of 2017 and are included in the $1.5 billion 'More Trains, More Services' program.
So what are the improvements?T1 Western Line
T1 Northern Line
T1 North Shore Line
T2 Airport Line
T5 Cumberland Line
T6 Carlingford Line
Blue Mountains Line
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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