Station Bedlam?

Station Crush

Concerns have been raised about the impacts at Chatswood Railway Station when the North West Rail Link is completed. The Link will run from Chatswood to Rouse Hill.

Trains will run every five minutes during the peak. This may mean that there will be an extra 12 trains per hour using Chatswood Station.

Of more concern is the fact that the trains terminate at Chatswood. This means that all passengers have to alight and change trains at the same time as commuters are trying to board trains for the city. In addition, the new service will have new single deck trains which are able to carry about 50 per cent more people than double deck trains..

Add it up, more trains, more people more often could be a recipe for disaster.

On another front, the tunnels being bored for the Link will not accommodate the existing double-decker train sets – short term thinking ?

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