I thought they had only just voted on keeping the lease going...
But if this means they can put more money/time into keeping what they have, going, well maybe its for the best?
Termination of ARHS Agreement to Operate the Michelago Branch Line
On Thursday 28th April a stop block has been placed on the Michelago branch line at Queanbeyan at 321.723 kms clear of Frame F crossover.
The Ordinary Train Staff for the section Queanbeyan to Royalla has been obtained from ARHS by the Goulburn Signals Maintenance Engineer and secured out of use.
The ARHS was never able to complete the paper work required and show it could do the job, so the agreement was terminated by ARTC on behalf of the NSW Govt.
Look at LVR and the Cowra branch, notice something, no trains either. There just isn't the resources available in volunteer organisations in regional areas.