The Inner West Light Rail line is, to me, an interesting one. It runs throughout the suburbs, but being a light rail line, it has both similarities and differences with the heavy rail network.
- Frequency is quite alike to various other Sydney lines (i.e. 8-10 min for a train in peak hour, a service every 10-15 min most other times)
- Runs on a conventional right-of-way (unlike tramways and many light railways, most of the line is conventional, dedicated track with low-platform stations and reasonably-sized concourses)
- Fleet has been largely (i.e. COMPLETELY in the case of Dulwich Hill line) taken over by a newer model of rolling stock
- Single-deck (double-deck light rail wouldn't work, I think. Would carry less given the distances between stations)
- Has short on-road section, including loop at Central previously used by Sydney's then-extensive tramways
- Doesn't use "Sydney Trains" branding
Given this, would the Dulwich Hill light rail line count as a suburban service?
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