Stupid question from an interstater - looking at the online timetable, it's just a $1.8bn shuttle service (about the same as the whole Mandurah line in WA cost).At the moment.
I'm obviously missing something here, but is it safe to say there no through services to the CBD?
Thanks in advance.
there is a need to eliminate the "one seat ride" mentality, namely that you should be able to get from anywhere to anywhere without changing trains.As an Inner West train user, since the last major timetable change, any trip heading west involves a change of train as all the local ones now stop at Homebush. It was annoying at first, and particularly when travelling to Olympic Park where you now need to change twice, but it really doesn't take any extra time.
Perhaps making the SWRL a non-CBD route might be the first major part of implementing this policy?I could see the sence in leaving it the way it is until it gets extended or the patronage increases significantly. The option to change at both Glenfield and Liverpool pretty much covers any destination.
The NWRL project probably kicked this off well entruely
There seems to be a mindset developing though - and it is not without merit - that there is a need to eliminate the "one seat ride" mentality, namely that you should be able to get from anywhere to anywhere without changing trains.
Perhaps making the SWRL a non-CBD route might be the first major part of implementing this policy?
See also the following forum thread for excellent DJI views of Leppington and Edmondson Park:Thanks a bunch for supplying the link norm
"Forums""New South Wales""SWRL Lepington and Edmondson Park station aerial footage"
Done a bit of digging but not found any pix of the 'opening day' placque at Leppington actually being unveiled or finally afixed to a wall; it does exist, because I had a quick glimpse of it before a person closed the curtain on it prior to the 'official opening'. I thought this would be an appropriate pix to end my photo 'album' but haven't been able to find it... anyone know why or where it is now?Given the silence on this question, I assume either the original plate had a typo or they intend to hide it somewhere - like in the Leppington Station Mast---oops Managers office?
Last week the state government released the first set of discussion papers and track route proposals for the southern extension of the SWRL.Thanks 'jcouch'... I was beginning to think this thread was dead.
Interesting path they have chosen - through some protected forest land (tunnel maybe as it is a bit of a ridge) and, according to this SMH article today, right in a brand new development that they just had a whole heap of people sign contracts for a couple of weeks ago. Developers will loooove that - brand new homes getting demolished that are less than (say) 5-10 years old at the point this all gets built.
Will the new service result in a re-write of the timetable - or simply an extension of the South line Glenfield starters? Currently, during the peaks, 4tph start/terminate at Glenfield from Granville while in the off-peak this is 2tph - consistent with the planned frequency of the SWRL after integration with the T2 South Line.
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