Public transportation in and around Sydney using trains is very convenient and easy to use. The trains are frequent and spacious for long rides, and the timetables and maps are simple to understand.
My closest station is about a 20-minute walk from home, and it takes about an hour to get into the city. At first I was a bit intimidated because I didn’t want to get lost. After all, previously I based my sense of direction on mauka (mountain) or makai (ocean) landmarks that, unfortunately, do not apply here.
But after that first successful ride, I’ve come to really love trains. I feel like I’m a kid all over again. While many people use the trains to commute to work, I use it to explore different neighborhoods. I can pick a color/line and see where it leads. With no deadlines and commitments, the trains truly offer a sense of freedom and limitless possibilities.
|Slide Album: Rooty Hill Station|