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Posted in Rail News on 2015-12-08 15:31:49
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.
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.
Posted in Queensland Rail News on 2017-01-01 00:42:40
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.
VICTORIA'S road, rail, and water networks have been devastated by the floods, with the full extent and final damage bill not expected to be known for weeks, and repairs expected to take months.
The extensive damage bodes ill for farmers, who have already endured 10 years of drought, with rail freight lines, which mainly carry grain to the north-west, likely to be cut for months.