Algester, Acacia Ridge, Parkinson, Logan residents fight Inland Rail

 

News article: Algester, Acacia Ridge, Parkinson, Logan residents fight Inland Rail

THE GROUNDSWELL of community concern over the Inland Rail alignment is growing — and here’s the proof.

  X Class Locomotive Driver

They are worried about the extra trains  which will be traversing the railway line?  The line is there to be used isn't it, so let's see it being used is what I say.  There are so many under utilised and disused freight lines on my side of the country (WA) it frustrates and saddens me every time I see one.

Besides, would the same people complain about the extra trucks they would encounter on their local roads if this project were no to proceed?  
Embrace it folks.

Algester, Acacia Ridge, Parkinson, Logan residents fight Inland Rail

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Make it an electric line and the noise pollution will be far lower.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Perhaps a dozen trains a day, all in boxes. Or 500 B-doubles?

Option A please.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Back in the 1980s and 1990s the NSW NCL was at saturation point. There were a lot more trains then than there will ever be under the inland rail. Most of these properties are acreage blocks, rail "at the back fence" is not rail at the house.
Neill Farmer
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Back in the 1980s and 1990s the NSW NCL was at saturation point. There were a lot more trains then than there will ever be under the inland rail. Most of these properties are acreage blocks, rail "at the back fence" is not rail at the house.
Neill Farmer
neillfarmer
Back in the 1980s and 1990s few people lived in these areas! Smile
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Make it an electric line and the noise pollution will be far lower.
justapassenger

There are no operational SG electric loco's any more.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Make it an electric line and the noise pollution will be far lower.
justapassenger
Thats actually a plan, but not for freight.  The long term plan is build a dual track NG electrified railway line to beaudesert ustising some sections of the current corridor.  
SG track to remain free of wires, presumably for ease of future double stack
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Make it an electric line and the noise pollution will be far lower.
Thats actually a plan, but not for freight.  The long term plan is build a dual track NG electrified railway line to beaudesert ustising some sections of the current corridor.  
SG track to remain free of wires, presumably for ease of future double stack
tazzer96
The whole project will have clearance for double stack container trains.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Back in the 1980s and 1990s the NSW NCL was at saturation point. There were a lot more trains then than there will ever be under the inland rail. Most of these properties are acreage blocks, rail "at the back fence" is not rail at the house.
Neill Farmer
Back in the 1980s and 1990s few people lived in these areas! Smile
Graham4405
True Graham. But if you asked any of these people how many trains run on the line now they would not know. The thousands of householders that live beside commuter railways and main roads would get much more noise than these NIMBYs will ever get.
  cuthbert Train Controller

Perhaps a dozen trains a day, all in boxes. Or 500 B-doubles?

Option A please.
michaelgm

And 24/7 coal trains in the gaps, like on the