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Epping to Thornleigh Third Track – Training

Jun 7, 2016News

On the long weekend in June, Sydney Trains will take possession of the new third track from Epping to Thornleigh and it is proposed that training will commence for drivers in the following week. The […] Read More »

BUDGET 2015/16: Federal Govt has sights set on ARTC

May 14, 2015News

It was rumoured to be included in the Federal Budget, and it was – the Government is looking to privatise the ARTC. Read More »

ARTC privatisation? Bad idea, Joe. 

May 12, 2015News

The Federal Budget tonight is expected to reveal the Abbott Government is looking to privatise the Australian Rail Track Corporation.  Read More »

Update on storm damaged tracks

Apr 27, 2015News

Following discussions with ARTC today, the RTBU NSW Secretary can confirm that the Hunter Valley line is due to be fully operational by Wednesday night, with the first train set to run on Thursday morning. Read More »

The results are in…

Nov 28, 2014News

Official numbers are still to come, but the result of the union election is clear – the RTBU United team with Alex Claassens as Secretary has been re-elected to lead your union into the future. Read More »

Bad tracks cost ARTC

Dec 17, 2012News

Water damage on the Melbourne – Sydney railway line has been a large contributing factor in the Australian Rail Track Corporation posting a $290 million write-down this year. Read More »

ARTC Hunter plans get the go ahead

Oct 17, 2012News

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has agreed to the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) proposed arrangements for transitioning to more efficient train services on the Hunter Valley rail network. The arrangements include applying […] Read More »

ARTC bungles track upgrade

Aug 1, 2012News

These are pictures of a track “upgrade” completed less than 6 months ago – awash with irregularities and mud holes. ARTC replaced the wooden sleepers on the track between Parkes and Broken Hill with concrete […] Read More »

Test case finds ARTC breached GFB obligations

Jul 12, 2012News

Fair Work Australia has found that ARTC breached its good faith bargaining obligations when it pushed ahead with a ballot for an enterprise agreement despite knowing the deal was subject to a scope order application. […] Read More »

Albanese responds to RTBU pressure on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line

Aug 18, 2011Uncategorized

Vigorous RTBU pressure for an investigation into the second-rate resleepering program and dangerous mudholes on the Sydney to Melbourne rail line has delivered results with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese announcing an inquiry. The independent […] Read More »

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