IT'S not hard to tell there's an election just around the corner when political parties trot out sketches of shiny new trains for regional NSW with promises of new comfort and reduced travel times.
So why would anyone be sceptical about this seemingly 'good news' proposal?
Well here's why: XPTs were initially spruiked by the NSW state government to 'revolutionise' train travel across the state with reduced travel times and superior service.
This news story raises some great historical events.
I disagree with the sleeping cars as these are still available on the longer distance services to Brisbane and Melbourne if I am not mistaken?