Major Sydney train line closing for SIX MONTHS

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Sydney trains closure

This is going to cause chaos for commuters.

The NSW government has confirmed that the Bankstown line will close for between three and six months as part of the Sydney Metro project.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance has told the Sydney Morning Herald that the temporary closure was needed to convert the line to carry single-deck metro carriages.

Every station between Bankstown and Sydenham will also be converted to include screen safety doors, lifts and level platforms.

“At the end of the day we have to do this – we have no option. We're seeing patronage growth on the existing network at the moment of almost 10 per cent."

"We acknowledge that there will be a period of disruption during the later stages of this project, but we have an expectation by working with industry that we can minimise that.”

Alternative transport arrangements are yet to be organised but buses are the most likely replacement.

Bankstown isn’t the only line to be affected by the $20 billion dollar project. The line between Epping and Chatswood will also be closed late next year for approximately seven months.

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Written By Cassie Crofts
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