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Thursday: Rail network shuts down after New Years Eve
A fire in the Sydney Trains signal control room shortly after midnight of New Years Eve caused all trains to temporarily shut down. Trains began operating soon after, but caused significant delays for the large numbers of people wanting to return home soon after the Sydney Habour fireworks.
Friday: SWRL to open on Feb 8
The South West Rail Link is set to open on Sunday 8 February, with services initially to be every half hour between Leppington and Liverpool. These services will be extended in future, depending on demand, as Sydney’s South West is further developed and more residents move into it. Services could be extended to Parramatta via the T5 Cumberland Line or to the CBD via either the T2 South Line, T2 Airport Line, or T3 Bankstown Line.
The line itself may also be extended to a future airport at Badgerys Creek and then further to St Marys and/or Narelllan.