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NSW Labor Conference backs push for locally-built trains

Aug 2, 2017News

Go Trish Doyle!! As Blue Mountains MP, she has been a tireless advocate for building new trains in NSW. Now she’s had a big win securing the support of delegates to the NSW Labor Conference. […] Read More »

NIF consultation recommences

Jul 27, 2017News

The RTBU recently met with NSW Trains and the NIF Train project group to discuss the next consultative phase of this project. From August and for approximately six months, RTBU delegates will discuss the varied […] Read More »

Safety of Newcastle commuters in jeopardy if guards removed

Jul 6, 2017Update

The safety of Newcastle commuters is in jeopardy with the Government considering a proposal to remove guards from the new Intercity Train Fleet, reports member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp. Read more. Read More »

Safety concerns over state government plan to dump train guards on Newcastle to Sydney line

May 13, 2017News

A train guard has spoken out about the Government’s unsafe plan to dump train guards on the Newcastle line. There’s a survey at the end of the article asking ‘Should all trains have guards on […] Read More »

RTBU New InterCity Fleet depot tour

May 9, 2017News

The RTBU will be conducting a tour of NSW Trains depots to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding that has recently been finalised with NSW Trains management.Details here. Read More »

Kangy Angy before and after the rain

Mar 22, 2017News

Kangy Angy might look like an ok spot to build the New Intercity Fleet (NIF) maintenance centre on a good day: But here’s how it looked after recent heavy rain: This is not a one-off […] Read More »

Cancel overseas train contract, says Trish Doyle MP

Mar 13, 2017News

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle is a great supporter of rail and a strong advocate for passenger safety. Now she’s calling for the international contract for South Korean consortium Hyundai Rotem to design, manufacture and test the […] Read More »

NIF update: Loco Division opposes DOO in its entirety

Mar 2, 2017News

Locomotive Division Passenger Vice President Dan Leece and Intercity Divisional Councillor Mick Bindley have been conducting a joint tour of NSW Trains’ inter-city depots with NSW Branch Secretary, Alex Claassens and a representative from the […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

There’s no denying that big rail and transport investments like the new intercity fleet are sorely needed in NSW. But the more we hear about the Government’s plans for the NIF the less we like […] Read More »

It’s true: NIF trains won’t fit the Blue Mountains line

Oct 7, 2016News

Recently Labor’s Trish Doyle MP called out the NSW Government for investing “$2.3 billion dollars worth of taxpayers money for trains that won’t fit our tracks”. Now it’s been confirmed that the NSW government will need to […] Read More »

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