PASSENGER demand for trains between Sydney and Newcastle has rose almost 10 per cent in the last year, the latest Opal data shows. Demand on the Central Coast & Newcastle line was up 9.9 per cent in July compared to the monthly figures from a year earlier. The same measure shows the Hunter line has an 18.4 per cent rise in demand. On the Hunter line the number of monthly Opal trips rose from 67,800 to 80,292. On the inter-city line it was up from 1,481,821 to 1,629,157 trips.
Passenger demand for trains in Sydney has risen by almost 20 per cent on some lines in just a year, new figures show, underscoring the strain on the city's rail network. The number of trips taken on the T7 Olympic Park Line surged by 19.6 per cent to almost 180,000 in July, compared with the same month a year earlier, reflecting the pace of growth in residential development in and around the former Olympic precinct.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he sees a day in the future when the private sector will deliver public transport services instead of government. Speaking about technological change to a business gathering, Mr Constance said the impact of automation on transport in the coming years would be huge and called on people to "embrace disruption".
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