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Debate rages over training on new infrastructure

Mar 14, 2014News

With the recent opening of the new infrastructure changes at Liverpool, a difference of opinion seems to have emerged in regards to what constitutes training in new or modified infrastructure. Read More »

What about public transport? Infrastructure NSW releases its 20-year plan

Oct 3, 2012News

Infrastructure NSW has released its 20-year plan for the future of the state’s infrastructure, recommending 70 projects, many of which are transport focused. If implemented, the projects would cost the State Government $30 billion over […] Read More »

Major infrastructure achievements consigned to history books

Sep 24, 2012News

There was a time when Australia’s public transport industry was a booming one – what’s happened? RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva explores the topic in his opinion piece in today’s Daily Telegraph. Click here to read […] Read More »

RTBU concerned about State Budget job losses

Sep 13, 2011Update

The Loco Division is pleased to see funding in the State Budget for the purchase of land for the North West Rail link. This is a positive move towards the development and implementation of a […] Read More »

Funding for public transport infrastructure ‘half the picture’

Sep 7, 2011News

The State Budget contained funding for a number of important rail infrastructure projects, but this investment will be wasted if there are not enough workers to run services. 350 jobs are being cut to ‘back […] Read More »

ATMS on a roll

Sep 5, 2011Update

In early August Steve Wright, NSW Loco Division Freight Organiser, and Pacific National Branch councillor Peter Mundey, attended a workshop on the ATMS (Advanced Train Management System) project. This project commenced in July 2008 with […] Read More »

Cost-cutting on the Sydney to Melbourne line

Aug 30, 2011Update

The ABC’s PM with Mark Colvin aired a report on the announcement of the inquiry into the southern rail line last Friday (Aug 26). It featured interviews with the RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva and […] Read More »

The southern rail line — a tragedy waiting to happen

Jul 29, 2011Update

Divisional Secretary Robert Hayden has written to the Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese calling on him to instigate a genuinely independent enquiry to investigate the current resleepering practices before a tragedy happens. Despite the more […] Read More »

Air chaos reinforces need for high-speed rail

Jul 5, 2011Update

The recent chaos caused by ash clouds, plus the Tiger Airways grounding and possible withdrawal from the Australian market, has highlighted the need for Australia to invest in high-speed rail linking mainland capitals. Heavily dependent […] Read More »

ARTC response to Southern line mud holes: too little too late

Jun 22, 2011Update

It is great to see a response from the ARTC to the serious safety concerns raised by the Rail, Tram and Bus union back in October of 2010. Unfortunately though, it is typically too little, […] Read More »

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