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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 »

Privatisation rears its head again for second time this year

Apr 22, 2016News

In what is becoming a much more frequent, the State Liberal Government is again being forced to defend itself against rumours they want to privatise NSW buses and trains. A Freedom of Information request has […] Read More »

Newcastle rail rally today, 1pm

Sep 15, 2015News

The battle to protect the Newcastle Rail line is continuing, with the NSW Government introducing legislation into parliament that would allow it to continue its plans to rip up the line. Read More »

Government must fix the Hawkesbury River bridge

Sep 15, 2015Update

Reports that the rail bridge connecting Sydney to the Central Coast needs urgent repairs have shocked train crew and drivers. Read More »

Premier pushing ahead with ridiculous driverless plans 

Jul 2, 2015News

The Premier has confirmed he is pressing ahead with plans to build the Sydney Metro City tunnel, although it is not expected to open until 2024.  Read More »

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