Leppington to Glenfield?

 
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The "official" Network Map includes the "South West Rail Link - Under Construction" graphic, which is similar to when the ECRL was being constructed. It's unusual that it's not on the CityRail website though!
"Raichase"


It has made the website, along with a brief alteration for the South Coast Line

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  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
This reminds me of the Camden Line.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
That would be nice to have back, as it would have passed quite literally through my back yard Smile Not sure the missus would care too much about having a train go by our bedroom window about 2m away...
  ivahri Train Controller

The comment in the plan regarding a potential extension to either Oran Park or Bringelly gives me renewed confidence that a route taking it through to just north-west of the Oran Park land release is still a possibility. A major bus-rail interchange there would see a shift away from buses to Campbelltown from Camden, and instead a more logical (and quicker) feed from Camden-Narellan-Currans Hill to Oran Park. Three stops to Glenfield as distinct from a slow bus to Campbelltown & then 4 stops to Glenfield... makes a heap of sense to me.

From there it makes sense for the line to arc around to the northwest towards Luddenham & a potential connection to the main west near Penrith... Camden to Penrith in, what, 20 minutes? OK it isn't going to happen in my lifetime (I'm 47) but it makes a heap of sense to me.

I know I'll be one less car on the road once Leppington opens...

Cheers,


Richard
  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

The South West Rail Link doesn't open until 2016.
It's disingenuous (a nice word for lying) for CityRail to be showing it in carriages now.
Have they learnt nothing from the Parra - Epping election announcement, which, instead of winning votes, lost Bennelong?
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
They've displayed tracks that aren't complete but are currently building at least as far back as the original East Hills to Glenfield link.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The South West Rail Link doesn't open until 2016.
It's disingenuous (a nice word for lying) for CityRail to be showing it in carriages now.
Have they learnt nothing from the Parra - Epping election announcement, which, instead of winning votes, lost Bennelong?
"lunchbox"


It shows it is under construction- which it is. The PERL is not under construction, and is not in rail carriages.

Bennelong was not lost because of a rail announcement, reasons such as the response to the GFC, the BER, the Kevin 747 etc were.
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
The South West Rail Link doesn't open until 2016.
It's disingenuous (a nice word for lying) for CityRail to be showing it in carriages now.
Have they learnt nothing from the Parra - Epping election announcement, which, instead of winning votes, lost Bennelong?
"lunchbox"


It shows it is under construction- which it is. The PERL is not under construction, and is not in rail carriages.

Bennelong was not lost because of a rail announcement, reasons such as the response to the GFC, the BER, the Kevin 747 etc were.
"seb2351"
seb2351, I think lunchbox may be referring to 2010 not 2007. Anyway Bennelong was not won by Labor in 2007 in the first place it was lost by Howard through his perceived arrogance and WorkChoices. At this last election in 2010 it just reverted back to normal after the voters had had their say and made their point.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The South West Rail Link doesn't open until 2016.
It's disingenuous (a nice word for lying) for CityRail to be showing it in carriages now.
Have they learnt nothing from the Parra - Epping election announcement, which, instead of winning votes, lost Bennelong?
"lunchbox"


It shows it is under construction- which it is. The PERL is not under construction, and is not in rail carriages.

Bennelong was not lost because of a rail announcement, reasons such as the response to the GFC, the BER, the Kevin 747 etc were.
"seb2351"
seb2351, I think lunchbox may be referring to 2010 not 2007. Anyway Bennelong was not won by Labor in 2007 in the first place it was lost by Howard through his perceived arrogance and WorkChoices. At this last election in 2010 it just reverted back to normal after the voters had had their say and made their point.
"TE2815"


October 2007- Liberal, December 2007- Labor. Labor won the seat of Bennelong. Tha