Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Region. Fast train slows other trains

Expert analysis has found the proposed Western Express, a fast train service between Western Sydney and the CBD, could cause havoc with interstate and country trains, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Rail industry experts said the plan to run up to 24 services an hour during the peak periods on the main western line could crowd out CountryLink services, including XPT and Explorer trains, which serve regional NSW, Brisbane and Melbourne. These trains could be stranded outside stations on the edge of the metropolitan area because there would not be enough room for them on the network during peak hour. The Daily Telegraph reports that RailCorp is preparing for a $1 billion order of up to 460 hi-tech trains for the project.



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