Western Sydney train commuters are set to benefit from timetable changes, which will come into effect from October 20.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced on Tuesday there will be 184 extra weekly services and 35 new weekly express services for the Western Line, with reduced journey times of up to an hour a week for customers, depending on which train they catch.
Major benefits planned for commuters on the Richmond Line include improved journey times and more direct trains between Richmond and Central with no interchange at Blacktown Station.
There will also be longer operating hours to improve city travel.
The last direct train to Richmond from the city now leaves at 12.25am instead of the final 9.29pm train prior to the timetable amendment.
The change is also good news for commuters in Penrith and Emu Plains who will experience faster journey times, which the state government said is due to simplification of stopping patterns on Blue Mountains Line services.
Major stations like Blacktown and Parramatta will get additional services to ensure a minimum of six trains per hour to and from the city consistently between 6.30am and 9pm.
The new timetable was welcomed by Londonderry MP Bart Bassett and Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly, who said the Richmond Line will benefit from consistent services at least every 30 minutes at all stations throughout the day and increased connectivity to western Sydney stations.
Mr Bassett said Hawkesbury commuters will see a number of improvements to train services when the new timetable is introduced.
"The new timetable is easier for customers to understand because it has more consistent and regular train departure times," he said.
"A train will leave every station on the Richmond branch of the Western Line every 30 minutes for the majority of the day, meaning customers can plan their trips much more simply."
Mr Bassett said the timetable change is a result of commuter feedback received by the state government during the development of the Transport Master Plan.
Mr Conolly said the new timetable will deliver reduced journey times, regular and consistent services and more direct trains from Schofields to a number of key western Sydney stations.
The timetable can be found at www.newtimetables.com.au or download the new train timetable planning app, New Times, for free.