Bus and Tram Express
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Union pressure prompts new light rail services

Aug 25, 2017Uncategorized

The NSW Government has bowed to pressure from workers and finally introduce more services on our overcrowded inner west light rail line.

The RTBU has been calling for more services on the inner west light rail for a long time, citing severe overcrowding in carriages and on platforms, particularly during peak periods. 

RTBU Tram and Bus Division General Secretary, Chris Preston, said the introduction of new services has been a long time coming.

“This is a big win for workers and the travelling public. The RTBU has been campaigning tirelessly for new services on the light rail line. It’s great that the government has finally decided to act,” Mr Preston said. 

“The Transport Minister will be out in the media today claiming credit for the new services, but the reality is he’s been dragged kicking and screaming to this point.

“This is a classic case of workers pulling together to demand better services for the travelling public.” 

The service increase means that trams will now run every eight minutes on weekdays between 7am and 8am. Previously it has been every 10minutes during that period. There will also be an increase in services between 10am and 3pm.