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University students and northern Sydney commuters not happy

May 5, 2017News

The closure of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link in 2018 has local students and commuters concerned about delays and overcrowding.

Joseph Nicita, a third-year student at Macquarie University, takes the train from Beecroft to the university each day — a mere nine minute rail journey. During the construction in late 2018, he’ll have to take a train and then a bus.

“As somebody who’s grown up in the Beecroft, Cheltenham area and who’s lived here all his life, it feels a lot like going back to the old pre-2009 days when you would have to change at stations like Strathfield to get to a lot of these places,” Mr Nicita said. “It’s very baffling to me why what is essentially a relatively new part of the rail network needed to be changed.”

Read more in the Daily Telegraph