Future Transport Survey
Transport for NSW is planning for future rail and bus services for the West of Bankstown area including a number of potential new transit corridors.
Following a successful local residents' campaign against the closure of train stations in the West of Bankstown area, Transport for NSW has announced the reinstatement of the former Inner West Line's City to Liverpool via Regents Park train service in 2024.
A number of changes to the existing T3 Bankstown Line have been announced for 2024 including the removal of all direct trains to City from Birrong and Yagoona as well as the removal of direct trains between Bankstown and Liverpool.
Transport for NSW has also indicated that the Lidcombe to Bankstown shuttle service (for Birrong and Yagoona) will likely be superseded in future with a new transport corridor between Parramatta and Kogarah via Bankstown.
The NSW Government has not confirmed its indicative route for the new Parramatta to Kogarah corridor beyond indicating that a potential connection to existing services will be established in the West of Bankstown area before reaching the Bankstown Interchange.
Canterbury-Bankstown Council is advocating for the new corridor to service Chullora (new station east of Yagoona) while Cumberland Council has earmarked the new corridor to meet existing services at Chester Hill.
Transport for NSW has announced that the extension of Sydney Metro Southwest from Bankstown to Liverpool is temporarily paused with the other transport options such as rapid bus or trackless trams being considered as an alternative to rail services for the West of Bankstown area.