New 'NRL express' trains to Penrith

Special ‘‘NRL express’’ trains will run to Penrith for this Friday night’s match between the Panthers and the Rabbitohs.

Aimed to combat long commutes in peak hour traffic to Penrith, both trains will leave from Platform 12 at Central.

- The first will leave Central at 5:42pm and arrive at Penrith at 6:39pm, stopping at Redfern (5:42pm), Strathfield (5:55pm), Parramatta (6:07pm), Blacktown (6:20pm) and then Penrith.- The second will leave Central at 6:09pm and arrive at Penrith at 6:58pm, stopping at Redfern (6:12pm), Strathfield (6:21pm), Parramatta (6:33pm), Blacktown (6:43pm) and then Penrith.

The trains will also be waiting at Penrith Station after the game to transport customers back (on the same stopping pattern). These trains will not operate to a timetable, and will leave when full.

Panthers is now close to having 13,000 members and South Sydney is on the cusp of 30,000 members.

The trains are a state government initiative.

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