Blue Mountains Commuters and Transport Users Association


Extra train carriages welcomed

Blue Mountains Gazette 04 July 2007

Blue Mountains MP Phil Koperberg has welcomed the addition of extra train carriages for local commuters.

CityRail has extended the popular 'Chips' service to Lithgow and increased capacity on 11 other Blue Mountains services from four to six carriages.

"The BLue Mountains is home to many of our longest distance commuters and any improvements we can make to add capacity and comfort is welcome," said Mr Koperberg.

"Our commuters love their 'Fish' and 'Chips' and I trust they will be especially pleased with the extension of the 5.39pm Chips to Lithgow.

The Blue Mountains services increased from four to six carriages from June 12 were:

  • Weekdays
    • 4.03am Central to Lithgow
    • 7.36am Lithgow to Central
    • 11.03am Central to Katoomba
    • 1.24pm Katoomba to Central
    • 4.23pm Central to Mt Victoria
    • 7.55pm Mt Victoria to Central
    • 11.07pm Central to My Victoria
  • Weekends
    • 5.48am Central to Lithgow
    • 9.06am Lithgow to Central
    • 1.18pm Central to My Victoria
    • 4.56pm Mt Victoria to Central

Two weekend services will be reduced from six cars to four cars—the 12.18pm Central to Lithgow and the 3.36pm Lithgow to Central.