NRMA survey: speak up on train timetable

Northern suburbs residents can have their say on the new rail timetable and the parking issues it has caused in a new NRMA survey.

Better known for focusing on the state's roads, the NRMA is looking into the NSW train network in its second annual "Seeing Red on Rail" survey.

The survey gives commuters the chance to say what they dislike about the rail network.

In October last year, the NSW government released a thoroughly revised train timetable that included fewer stops for express trains to and from the Illawarra.

This angered many Illawarra commuters, forcing them to drive to main stations such as Thirroul and Helensburgh to catch trains to get to work on time.

Those living near those stations were also concerned as it meant more people parking in the streets.

NRMA president Wendy Machin said more than 11,000 people took part in last year's survey and the government took notice of the results.

"Thousands got behind last year's campaign, which helped raise awareness about key issues on trains and at stations, such as the lack of lift access at Redfern station," Ms Machin said.

She said the results were shared with the NSW government, which listened, with the NSW Transport Minister announcing in January that a lift would be built at Redfern station.

The survey is at mynrma.com.au/seeingredonrail and will be open until April 16.

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