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New afternoon Bathurst Bullet train service a huge success

Oct 10, 2019

Over 600 people reportedly boarded the new Bathurst Bullet train service at the Keppel Street station in the two weeks following its introduction. As members may be aware, a secondary service was announced earlier this […] Read More »

Government funding needs to start prioritising Sydney’s west

Oct 10, 2019

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald has suggested that Sydney’s Metro West is just a way to funnel more commuters into Pyrmont, the supposed hub of Sydney in need of urgent saving. Meanwhile, the […] Read More »

Gold Coast railway: new train station designs revealed

Oct 10, 2019

Two new railway stations are to be built in the Gold Coast as an expansion to the heavy rail line at Pimpama. The location of the stations have been determined according to demand from commuters, […] Read More »

Rail line suffers as summer heats up

Oct 9, 2019

With summer approaching and the fire season in full throttle, we have seen the North Coast Line cut at Rappville with at least 2 viaducts burnt out and up to 6 bridges, signals and signaling […] Read More »

Parkes Freight Terminal

Oct 9, 2019

Pacific National recently notified employees that they were starting consultation on moving to their new freight terminal. One would think this is a good thing however it was not until PN had built their terminal […] Read More »

NSW Trains Directors’ Self Recognition Awards: ‘All the glitters is not gold’

Oct 8, 2019

As Members would be aware, the rock fall at Glenbrook in April caused chaos on the Main Western Line for weeks with commuters forced to catch buses whilst urgent repairs were undertaken. As a result […] Read More »

2019 Blacktown Christmas Drinks

Oct 4, 2019

Hi members, you’re all invited! Friday 13th December 2019 at Adams Tavern, Richmond Rd, Blacktown (change of venue due to renovations at Marayong Brewhouse). From 2:00pm – whenever (party on if you like). Everybody’s welcome […] Read More »

Taree Smoko, 4 Nov. Don’t miss out!

Oct 3, 2019

It’s back again – the annual ‘Taree Smoko’ is on the 4th of November. The event will be held at the Taree Railway Bowling Club (116 High St, Taree) at 11am. A small $20 fee payable […] Read More »

Loco Express: Secretary’s Report

Oct 2, 2019

September 27, 2019 Secretary’s Message Dear members, There’s been a lot happening in the Loco Division since our last communication. We have been working hard to help members deal with all the obstacles thrown in […] Read More »

Members drink with international comrades ASLEF and JRU

Sep 24, 2019

Sydney Trains Locomotive Division Members recently gathered to share a drink with our international comrades from the UK and Japan who were in town for our 2019 Divisional Conference. Members trekked to the Aurora Hotel […] Read More »