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Demand for Trams Drives Inner West Service Improvements

“We are always looking at ways to improve public transport, and we know that service frequency in particular is a big factor in usage,” she said.


“If they don’t have to wait so long at home, they are more likely to choose public transportation.”

Service on the Inner West Line was suspended for several months afterwards. a crack was found The government has yet to resolve a long-running contract dispute with Spanish manufacturer CAF over cracks in the trams, but the cracks have since been repaired and operations resumed.

Matthew Hounsell, a researcher at the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Technology, said a major disruption to service caused by cracks in the trams dampened demand in the immediate aftermath.

But he said there has been a significant increase in ridership over the past few months and that the Inner West Light Rail is “still very popular” on weekends.


“More than 20,000 people are on the move every day,” he said. “Good frequency is a big driver of demand for the Inner West Light Rail. will be able to carry out and attract passengers.”

Last December, the line’s weekday peak service was extended to eight-minute intervals.

Lewisham resident Mary Osborne, a regular light rail user, said she had seen a significant increase in the number of people riding the trams since the pandemic hit two years ago. “It’s so much better than the train, it’s just more airy,” she said.

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https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/service-boost-to-meet-tram-demand-in-sydney-s-inner-west-20230616-p5dh28.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Demand for Trams Drives Inner West Service Improvements

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