Your Train Trip May Become Even More Difficult

Public transport overhaul

Your Train Trip May Become Even More Difficult Image: Transport for NSW

Sydney’s public transport woes are likely to continue with the NSW government advising punters that multiple train changes could become the norm.

Following yesterday’s launch of the network’s new timetable, Transport Minister Andrew Constance told the Daily Telegraph interchanges between rail services may occur more often as the city expands.

“It’s unfortunately a growing pain of a global city that you need people to have to interchange,” he said.

More than 1500 train services, 7000 bus trips and 140 extra ferry services were added to the network on Monday.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for people travelling from Macarthur to Parramatta, who experienced 10 minutes of additional travel time on some trips.

"Talking to commuters here at Auburn, it's an 11 minute longer trip to the city," Leader of the NSW Opposition Luke Foley said.

"A trip on Friday that took 25 minutes now today takes 36 minutes because the express trains don't stop here anymore."