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Sydney Morning Herald: Town Hall station overcrowding to force staff to slow access at peak

Oct 8, 2018Sydney Trains

Matt O’Sullivan:

Pressure on Sydney’s Town Hall train station has grown significantly during peak periods due to a 23 per cent surge in passengers in just three years, raising the prospect of staff limiting access to platforms more often to avoid severe overcrowding.

The growth underscores the demands on Sydney’s already stretched rail network from a population boom and more commuters switching to trains to avoid congested roads during peak periods.

Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins warned that staff would have to slow access at Town Hall more regularly during peak periods because the station was reaching capacity. It meant passengers might have to wait five or 10 minutes until platforms were “clear and safe”. Click here to read the article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

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