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Labor calls for clarity on Coast commutes

Out in force at Tuggerah.

Labor calls for clarity on Coast commutes

The state shadow transport minister had joined local Labor MPs David Harris, David Mehan and Liesl Tesch this morning, to condemn the government for its lack of consultation with residents over proposed changes to services to Sydney.

Jodi McKay says with projects to modernise the northwest and Chatswood to Sydenham metro lines underway, the Berejiklian government has failed to inform Coast residents about how their daily commute will be affected.

Ms McKay argues coasties deserve clarity, saying the government hasn't provided any of its own information since April, when leaked documents (ABC) appeared to show plans to axe the express service to the city via Chatswood.

"It is going to impact on central coast commuters, and we're saying to the government they to give the information to the coast as they are to Sydney commuters."

Ms Mckay also said Labor has their own ideas for making the commute quicker and easier.

"Trying to get a park here (at Tuggerah) this morning was extraordinary, and I believe it's the same at Gosford. So for us its about improving the travel time to Sydney in particular, but also about looking at how we encourage more people onto the train and out of their cars."

The latest census data shows around 10,000 coasties take the train to work.