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Posted yesterday in New South Wales Rail News by JimYarin

I READ with interest in our local newspaper that Mercurius Goldstein is the endorsed candidate for this area to stand for the Greens in the up-coming state election. 

Mr Goldstein is one of the principal voices behind ripping up the Northern rail line from Armidale and turning it into a rail trail. 

Mr Goldstein must be reading a different version of the Greens Transport Policy which states they want to “Restore Regional Railways”. 

Restoring Regional Railways is one of four key policy objectives on the Greens Transport Policy website.

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Posted yesterday in International Rail News by pgrimbles

Dubai has set the example in the Middle East region with its success story of Dubai Metro, noted Ed James, Director of Analysis at Meed Projects.

In an era considered the golden years of the railway industry, the example of Dubai Metro has also been dubbed ‘the Dubai metro effect’.

“Where Dubai leads, others follow,” he pointed out at the ongoing MENA Rail & Metro Summit held by Meed.

Billions of dollars are invested in rail network systems all over the Middle East. Countries where currently no rail network exists have mega projects in the rail sector planned. Metro as well as train networks are not only set to connect cities, but countries in the region.

Posted yesterday in New South Wales Rail News by pgrimbles

Rail-transport campaigners have welcomed the derailment of a bill which they say would have enabled the dismantling of the disused Casino-Murwillumbah rail line to make way for cycling and walking trails.

But the rail-trail lobby say the defeat of the private member’s bill has not sidetracked their campaign, claiming that a recent $75 million proposal to convert the Casino-Murwillumbah rail line corridor into recreational rail trail will be approved.

NSW Greens, the National and the Shooters parties combined in the Upper House last Thursday to vote down the Transport Administration Amendment (Rail Trails Community Management) Bill 2014 moved by Labor’s Mike Veitch which he said aimed to ‘transfer rail corridors to community organisations for use as recreational rail trails’.

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