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Sydney Metro: the disaster continues

Jul 30, 2019

Commuters yesterday were left stranded as an incompetent Sydney Metro stopped all metro trains between Chatswood and Tallawong due to a communications issue. Replacement buses were put in place with dozens of frustrated commuters waiting […] Read More »

NIF update: delayed and risking commuter safety

Jul 29, 2019

It has been revealed that the $2 billion New InterCity Fleet is running behind schedule, with passenger services potentially being delayed to mid next year. An increased order from the Berejiklian government by 42 carriages […] Read More »

UK sleeper train staff to take action over train management blunders

Jul 25, 2019

Caledonian Sleeper train staff are taking strike action after being forced to work in distressing and unacceptable conditions following the failed rollout of the new £150m fleet. Staff have been facing undue stress and personal […] Read More »

Members who are Potential Claimants for Hearing Aids

Jul 23, 2019

The Union had been advised by Michael Barnes of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers (Our Legal Firm) that there has been a significant change, for the worse, in terms of the availability of funding to investigate […] Read More »

Albo tells farmers they’ve been ignored on Inland Rail

Jul 23, 2019

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has said that consulting farmers should be a mandatory step when making decisions about the Inland Rail. Rather than speaking at regional Australians, politicians need to listen to them and understand […] Read More »

Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into national transport regulatory reform

Jul 22, 2019

The National Office made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into national transport regulatory reform. Our submission argued that national safety regulations should be about applying the best possible outcomes, not just reducing everything […] Read More »

Annual Wage Review 2019-2020

Jul 22, 2019

The National Office has filed a submission raising a concern that apprentice rates of pay in the Rail Industry Award 2010 are lower than the rates of pay for award-free apprentice employees covered by the […] Read More »

Aurizon and PN continue to fight ACCC in court

Member employers Aurizon and Pacific National are getting ready to argue with the ACCC on its blocking of the $205 million sale of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge freight rail hub. The ACCC is appealing a decision […] Read More »

Pair of possums take on Sydney Trains

Jul 19, 2019

Two mischievous ringtail possums decided to take a joyride with commuters recently, running away from mum to the Blue Mountains. They were found on a train from Hornsby to Penrith ready for their holiday. The […] Read More »

Cuba’s new Chinese-built train begins service

Jul 15, 2019

Cuba is moving forward with a newly upgraded rail system. After four decades, 14 new passenger cars took a long 15-hour journey from Havana to Guantanamo stopping in nine cities. The new train equipment is […] Read More »