High frequency, single deck trains will run between Hurstville and the city under the state government’s 20-year plan for Sydney’s rail system, which was released this afternoon.
However, the rapid transit system of trains running without a timetable, five minutes apart, seems likely to be a decade or more away.
It is the last stage of a five-phase plan, and is not due to be introduced until after a new tunnel is built under Sydney Harbour to accommodate heavy rail.
Premier Barry O’Farrell and Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, who released the 20-year plan, said planning for the tunnel would start soon, but they refused to be drawn on when it might be completed.
The rail plan is largely about integrating the north-west rail link.
Read more in tomorrow’s Leader.
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