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Sydney trains set for massive shakeup from Monday

A shakeup of train services is on the way in a bid to prevent future rail network meltdowns.

Thousands of passengers were left stranded back in January when a culmination of staff shortages, a new timetable and wild weather prompted mass cancellations.

A review of the disruptions has recommended cuts to off-peak services in an attempt to help the network recover from incidents faster.

It includes shedding 94 late-night and early-morning services per week, starting Monday.

Ben Fordham speaks with Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins to find out how it will all play out.

“We’ve looked at the Opal data.

“[There are] some trains late at night, after midnight carrying one person, two people.”

“We even found a train carrying no one but the driver and the guard. Those are the services we’re removing.”

“We’re putting those back into the busier times of the day.”

Listen to the full interview below 

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