Increased Train Services Aiding Sydney Population Growth
Train services will begin to be added to Sydney’s train timetables, with the expected addition of 1,000 services per week, which will begin October 20 and could be great news for the city’s developing population and property investors in the region.
In addition to this, another 600 express services and 230 peak time services will be able to aid the transportation of workers to and from the central business district on a daily basis – increasing both the accessibility of workers to their jobs, and expanding their potential accommodation options.
This equates to an extra 20,000 seats to the city every weekday morning, improved frequency of the services, and the beginning of a public transport overhaul in the New South Wales capital.
With a number of developments underway in the city’s central business district and inner suburbs to help accommodate the incoming population flux, this news could be great news for potential property investors or any new Sydneysiders looking into property in the area.
Travelling to and from work is a major factor considered when deciding on where to settle down, with access to transport and the overall ease of access a leading factor in many people’s real estate choices.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian stated that the changes aim to make “the best possible use of our infrastructure” in order to aid the travel needs of Sydney’s population.
“There are also improved stopping patterns to reduce congestion and more consistent departure times, meaning customers at busier stations won’t need a timetable and platforms will be less crowded,” said Ms Berejiklian in a September 17 statement.
“The NSW Government has undertaken the biggest re-write of the train timetable in a generation with the aim of delivering benefits to as many customers as possible.”