Let's fix light rail overcrowding
Light rail patronage has surged 260% since 2014. The government has failed to increase services and carriages are now unacceptably overcrowded.
Glebe and Wentworth Park are already at crush capacity during the morning peak. Commuters are packed like sardines on peak hour services and residents in Glebe and Annandale often can’t even get on.
The government’s own data is showing a noticeable downturn in customer experience.
Jamie led the successful campaign to extend the light rail and helped establish free travel for school kids. But successive Labor and Liberal governments have underinvested in public transport and light rail
services are now at capacity.
We have a costed plan to fix light rail overcrowding by:
▲ Buying additional trams to increase the frequency of services from eight to six minute intervals.
▲ Duplicating the existing line at the Dulwich Hill terminus to dramatically speed up turnarounds.
Dear Transport Minister,
Please take urgent action and increase the frequency of light rail services fast-tracking the purchase of four new trams for the inner west line and laying an extra track near Dulwich Hill to speed up turnarounds.