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Huge safety risk as hundreds of guards in the firing line

Sep 29, 2016News

The NSW Government’s plans to push through Driver Only Operation (DOO) on the new intercity fleet have been exposed in the media this week. The Sydney Morning Herald article, Train guards in firing line from NSW’s $2.3 billion intercity […] Read More »

Blue Mountains Trains Widths & Lengths

Sep 17, 2016News

Trish Doyle MP explains what’s wrong with the width and length of the NSW Government’s new interurban fleet (NIF) trains for the Blue Mountains.   Read More »

Temporary halt to proposed Kangy Angy train maintenance facility

Sep 14, 2016News

The Federal Government will review the proposed $300 million train maintenance facility at Kangy Angy due to concerns about the impact on two critically endangered birds, the regent honeyeater and swift parrot. The facility is proposed to service the […] Read More »

Vic government to create 1100 local jobs with new $2 billion train deal

Sep 13, 2016News

The Victorian Government has announced that a new $2 billion train deal to build 65 new high-capacity trains in Melbourne’s west will create 1100 local jobs. It’s clear that this project has been designed with the local […] Read More »

Building trains in South Korea ‘short-sighted’, says Australia Institute

Sep 2, 2016News

Think tank The Australia Institute has slammed the NSW Government’s decision to award the $2.3 billion contract to build the inter-city train fleet to a consortium which will construct the five hundred new carriages in […] Read More »

Fewer seats on intercity trains could leave hundreds standing

Aug 31, 2016News

The State Government has prioritised drink holders over seats in the new intercity train fleet, and reports in the Daily Telegraph suggest that it could leave hundreds of commuters standing. We’re not sure the seat numbers will stack up […] Read More »

NIF to be built by infamous Hyundai Rotem

Aug 28, 2016News

The recent news that the NSW Government has awarded the contract to build the new interurban fleet to a consortium which would build the trains in South Korea was a blow to Australian jobs.   But it gets […] Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Aug 11, 2016Secretary's run-down

While our employers and the media attempt to take the spotlight off their own failings by demonising RTBU members, here at the Loco Division we’re concentrating on the job at hand – representing members across […] Read More »

Liberals should come clean with plans to sack drivers and privatise Sydney Trains

Jul 21, 2016News

No surprises that the Daily Telegraph is going after transport workers as the NSW Government starts their push to buy the driver-only NIF trains. Below you can read the media release we sent out to […] Read More »

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