Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Region. Express trains from the west

The Western Express Project, comprising trains from Richmond, Penrith, Blacktown and Parramatta, will see the Main West tracks, which currently terminate at Central, extended via new track from Eveleigh into new underground platforms at Redfern, Railway Square (near Central), City West (near Town Hall) and Wynyard, leading to more and faster trains from Western Sydney; eight new platforms, each long enough to accommodate 12 car trains, will be constructed between Redfern and Wynyard. Trains will initially be 10 cars long, with capacity for future growth Ultimately more than 5000 extra seats from Parramatta will be provide in the peak hour. Travel time between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD will be cut by five minutes and by 10 minutes from Penrith to the Sydney CBD, according to the New Metropolitan Transport Plan.



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