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Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« on: July 09, 2017, 08:12:39 PM »

Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday

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T1 Western Line: Doubling frequency to the city at stations between Penrith and Doonside, with two extra trains per hour, or a train on average every 15 minutes throughout most of the day.

T1 Northern Line: Doubling of frequency between Epping and Central via Strathfield on weekends, with an extra two services every hour, or a train every 15 minutes. Direct services doubled to the Sydney CBD for customers between Hornsby and North Ryde via Macquarie Park.

T1 North Shore Line: An extra two trains per hour during the day for Chatswood, Artarmon, St Leonards, North Sydney and Milsons Point.

T2 Airport Line: At least a train every 15 minutes for all stations through most of the day. Frequency doubled during the day at Green Square, Mascot and Sydney Airport Stations, as well as the majority of stations between Macarthur and Turrella on the line.

T5 Cumberland Line: More than 160 new weekend services.

T6 Carlingford Line: Service frequency doubled during the day, with an additional train every hour on weekends or a train every 30 minutes.

Blue Mountains Line: 24 dedicated express trains between Blue Mountains and Sydney CBD.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-weekend-traffic-congestion-prompts-extra-rail-services-20170709-gx7km5.html
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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 08:15:50 PM »
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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 09:41:55 PM »
Finally healing the off peak cuts made under Carr (?)

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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 09:55:55 PM »
^^I saw a tv report on this a couple of weeks ago pertaining to the Airport line mainly. "Increasing offpeak frequency" Good to see that Sydney residents will have less waiting time at most rail stations in the future.

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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 05:23:03 PM »
15 mins along the North Shore Line was such a breeze when I was there. Got a feeder bus every 15 mins from St Ives (Forest Coaches 195/6/7) to Gordon station where a train was not far behind at all. Easy trip to both Hornsby and the City.


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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 08:04:17 PM »
Frequency doubled to the airport? That means a train every 7.5 minutes to the airport from Central Sydney. I remember staying about 10 minutes from Mascot, the 15 minute frequency was wonderful. Never had a need to use the bus, even though it was less of a walk.

Meanwhile, Brisbane is only managing 2tph on Sundays due to contractual agreements with Airtrain... :fp:
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

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Re: Sydney puts 15 minute trains on weekends, including Sunday
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 09:28:13 PM »
In Sydney its more viable for them to run at that frequency because the line actually continues onwards to East Hills and Campbelltown....There are two service patterns running through it.

 

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