Additional Rail Services For Sutherland Shire And St. George

Additional Rail Services For Sutherland Shire And St. George

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance

All Night Long Double The Number Of Services For Sutherland Shire And St. George

Victor P Taffa

Train commuters in the Sutherland Shire and St. George areas will receive more late-night services under a re-elected New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced today.

Minister Constance said the Illawarra Line will receive additional services from 10 pm, 7 days a week, in response to a massive increase in late night travel.

“Illawarra Line carries more customers in the late-night period than any other line on the network. We’re committed to boosting services to prepare for future growth but also to meet the need of our current customers in the Sutherland Shire, Illawarra and St George.” Minister Constance said.

Additional late-night services will be delivered as part of the next stage of the New South Wales Government’s $4.3 Billion More Trains, More Services program.

Additional Services

2 extra services per hour will provide a train every 15 minutes on average, doubling services compared to the current late-night frequency on weekdays for commuters at:

  • Jannali,
  • Oatley,
  • Kirrawee,
  • Gymea,
  • Miranda,
  • Caringbah,
  • Woolooware,
  • Cronulla.

2 extra services per hour will provide a turn up and go service for customers every 10 minutes for commuters at:

  • Redfern,
  • Sydenham,
  • Wolli Creek,
  • Rockdale,
  • Kogarah,
  • Hurstville,
  • Sutherland.

Member for Heathcote Lee Evans said these new services were absolutely vital to keeping his community moving.

“More than 34,000 customer journeys are made on late night services on the Illawarra Line each week. Over the past 2 years the number of late-night journeys on the Illawarra Line has increased by around 15 %.” Mr. Evans said.

Member for Oatley Mark Coure said running more services later in the night will reduce wait times on platforms.

“We want customers to get home quickly late at night and when the new services are introduced customers won’t have to wait more than 10 minutes for an Illawarra train departing the city.” Mr. Coure said.

Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos condemned New South Wales Labor for failing the New South Wales travelling public.

“New South Wales Labor have committed to cutting around 1,500 existing weekly train services if they are elected in March 2019. The last Labor government axed more than 2,000 weekly train services, another blight on a long list of debacles they masterminded during their 16 years of neglect.” Ms. Petinos said.

Attorney General and Member for Cronulla Mark Speakman welcomed the news and said that only the New South Wales Liberals and Nationals can be trusted to deliver for Sutherland Shire and St. George communities.

“This Government has listened to our local community and it’s committing to providing our train customers with the services they need.” Attorney General Speakman said.

Next 4 Years

Additional services will commence in the early 2020’s.

New South Wales Liberals & Nationals have introduced 36,000 additional public transport services since coming to government in 2011.

New South Wales Liberals & Nationals have also committed to introducing more than 14,000 extra weekly bus services over the next 4 years to improve services across Greater Sydney, the Illawarra, Hunter and Central Coast.