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Rail system being broken up to be sold off, says Trish Doyle MP

Apr 11, 2017News

We’re seeing the start of the rail system being broken up so it can be privatised, Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle told Parliament. “Just as we saw with Sydney Ferries, the unprofitable assets are hived […] Read More »

Hundreds of children nearly fall to their death at train stations across Sydney

Apr 11, 2017News

Hundreds of children have come within a whisker of death after plunging through the gap between trains and platforms at Sydney’s stations, the Daily Telegraph reports. RTBU NSW Secretary Alex Claassens said: “Station staff and train […] Read More »

Watch out!

Apr 11, 2017News

This is obviously satire… but for many of us, it hits a little too close to home! Read More »

Update: Sydney Trains Future Operations

Apr 10, 2017News

At a Sydney Trains RTBU Driver Delegates meeting held on Thursday 6th April, an in principle agreement was given to proceed to a vote of members on a Future Operations package in relation to a […] Read More »

Planners ordered to ignore rail, build roads

Apr 10, 2017News

The NSW government has been instructing transport officials to ignore public transport alternatives to motorway projects, according to internal documents obtained by Fairfax Media. Read the full article here. Read More »

Workers’ compensation amendments still wreaking havoc

Apr 10, 2017News

As many workers in New South Wales have just settled into the New Year, it is a timely reminder that many will be spending 2017 preparing themselves for the full impact of the 2012 changes […] Read More »

Commuters may have to take three trains to get to city in near future

Apr 7, 2017News

Commuters on Sydney’s T1 Northern Line may have to travel on up to three trains and could double their travel time to the city due to the construction of the Sydney Metro tunnel. Concerned residents […] Read More »

MP calls for XPT fleet to be built in the Hunter

Apr 5, 2017News

Tim Crakanthorp MP has called on the NSW Government to build the replacement XPT train fleet in the Hunter. He also notes that the Hunter has two train manufacturers and that the NSW Government recently awarded […] Read More »

National railway level crossing safety strategy launched

Apr 5, 2017News

A new national strategy for level crossing safety has been launched, aiming to coordinate best practise and increase safety across Australia. It’s been welcomed by the TrackSAFE Foundation, which says it’s been designed to “significantly […] Read More »

Labor fires privatisation and safety warning amid rail asset overhaul

Apr 5, 2017News

NSW Labor has raised safety and privatisation concerns about a proposed overhaul of management of the state’s rail assets. The proposed changes, introduced into Parliament last week by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, would move rail assets […] Read More »