MORE than 750 new weekend train services are being added to Sydney’s transport network in a bid to keep pace with a growth in demand driven by road congestion.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the bolstered timetables followed a 68 per cent surge in weekend demand between 2013 and 2016 and were part of an overall $1.5 billion program to get more trains on the network.
ANOTHER $410,000 has been allocated by the City of Sydney to fight the WestConnex project, bringing the council’s total spend against the motorway to almost $940,000.
The city will use the extra funds to establish a campaign advocating for its own alternative plans for WestConnex, which involve scrapping the St Peters interchange altogether.
PROGRESS marches on for WestConnex, the $4.3 billion M5 project has now reached its one year of construction milestone.
Access tunnels at all four sites — Kingsgrove, St Peters, Arncliffe and Bexley — have now reached the main line after a total 1km of digging.