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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 »

Constance admits it: the NSW government wants to totally privatise public transport

Mar 21, 2017News

We’ve long accused the NSW Government of a hidden privatisation agenda – and now Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance has openly admitted that he wants to see our trains and buses totally privatised. Mr […] Read More »

Bankstown line to close for up to six months

Feb 17, 2017News

The Bankstown train line in Sydney’s west will be closed for between three and six months to allow it to be converted to carry single-deck metro carriages, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Read more. Read More »

Saturday train passenger numbers drop

Jan 8, 2017News

The NSW Government’s recent overhaul of Opal fares has led to a dramatic decline in Saturday passenger numbers on all forms of public transport in Sydney – and trains were the worst affected. According to […] Read More »

Fear of complaints keeps TFNSW silent

Nov 28, 2016News

Transport for NSW has refused to release draft timelines for the new North West Metro rail line, worried it might cause complaints. An ABC journalist submitted an information access request for the documents in order to find […] Read More »

Western Sydney desperately needs heavy rail

Oct 19, 2016News

According to news reports today, a whopping 75 per cent of western Sydney residents don’t live within walking distance of a train station. That’s around 1.3 million residents. The numbers highlight the huge need for more rail […] 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 »

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 »

Secretary’s wrap

Jul 15, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

Election day has come and gone, and while it took a long time to finally get a result, we now finally know that Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition has retained government. One thing that the results made […] Read More »

Save our Stations: Taree meeting, 27 April

Apr 26, 2016News

A community meeting will be held in Taree on Wednesday 27 April to discuss the NSW Government’s plans to close our local stations. More than 30 regional rail stations around the state are being closed […] Read More »