New train structure will see almost 700 out of work

THE controversial restructure of the NSW rail network will reach its peak with the demise of RailCorp mid next year, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced.

Almost 700 workers will lose their jobs when the network is taken over by two separate operators, Sydney Trains and NSW Trains on July 1.

Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Friday the new structure would ensure better customer service.

NSW Greens MP and transport spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann said massive cuts to public transport budget were being disguised as "feel-good commitments".

She said losing the experience of RailCorp workers would result in a "congestion nightmare" and the restructure would only lay the groundwork for further privatisation of the state's assets.



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