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MP’s rail ill Bill

Posted in Victorian Rail News on 2017-03-20 17:34:29

MOMENTUM on capturing better passenger rail services for the North East and Border is quickening with Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi) to table a Bill in Parliament today that will help shore up passenger rail investment.

AUSTRALIAN commuters could be left behind when it comes to the coming global wave of public transport improvements, an expert in the field has warned, meaning taxpayers will likely be slugged with a bill running into the hundreds of millions of dollars to update ageing infrastructure.

Cutting Rail Links Is Not Progress

Posted in Cityrail News on 2015-10-12 09:42:49

Next week, the NSW government may finally succeed in making history, becoming the first in the world to cut the rail line between its two biggest cities.

A bill currently before NSW parliament is the end result of decades of jostling between transport planners, councillors, politicians, developers, industry officials and activists, in their battle over the few kilometres of rail that lead to Newcastle station, alongside the beautiful Hunter river. The legislation will allow the government “to sell or otherwise dispose of” about 3km of the publicly owned rail corridor starting east of Railway Street, through Wickham and Civic, and up to Newcastle Station.

QUEENSLAND Rail has spent more than $250,000 in the past three years sending its staff around the globe to study rail systems and attend study trips.

In late May, Infrastructure Australia (IA) called on state governments to privatise their public transport networks, claiming privatisation could save taxpayers $15.5 billion by 2040

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