Horsham council to advocate for dedicated rail minister

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 28 Mar 2019 09:32
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Don't we now have a separate transport and rail infrastructure minister after the last ministerial reshuffle post November 2018?

We have a federal government minister for transport but we really need a federal government minister for passenger rail at a national level.  This would allow for the transfer of services (non GSR long distance) and NSW Transport from states to the federal government.  In doing so we could again be able to setup interstate passenger rail services in a way which benefits interstate transport and not the current model which is state biased.

Pointed out here https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2140128.htm#2140128 there are now 7 buses a day running from Horsham to Melbourne.

Horsham council to advocate for dedicated rail minister

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Is anyone, in any government, really interested in passenger rail?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Is anyone, in any government, really interested in passenger rail?
Valvegear
Is the general public really interested in passenger rail?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Is anyone, in any government, really interested in passenger rail?
Is the general public really interested in passenger rail?
Graham4405
They sure as hell are where I live!

BG
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Is anyone, in any government, really interested in passenger rail?
Is the general public really interested in passenger rail?
Graham4405
The next question is to work out a way to determine the level of interest.

Nearly everyone would say yes to a survey question asking whether they approve of passenger trains, not so many would actually buy tickets though.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Australia would be one of the few countries without a national approach to passenger rail.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Australia would be one of the few countries without a national approach to passenger rail.
bevans
PNG doesn't! Wink
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Gibraltar doesn't either.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Great Britain does not have an effective national rail policy, this because the approval process is so long  and complex it is very difficult for any new line to get up.

Bye the Way, Gibraltar is only 6.8 sq kilometres, with a population of 35,000. Is not surprisng it does not have  arail policy.

woodford
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Trapped in a meeting with Rhonda and Karsten
Great Britain does not have an effective national rail policy, this because the approval process is so long and complex it is very difficult for any new line to get up.
woodford
It actually does, through Network Rail's Control Period system. You might notice that since Control Period 4 (2009-2014) at least one railway line has been reopened in each Control Period under this system.
  justarider Chief Train Controller

Location: Stuck on VR and hoping for better.
Great Britain does not have an effective national rail policy, this because the approval process is so long  and complex it is very difficult for any new line to get up.

Bye the Way, Gibraltar is only 6.8 sq kilometres, with a population of 35,000. Is not surprisng it does not have  arail policy.

woodford
woodford
Gibraltar is run by pomms so no wonder.

Week effort. Even Monaco (2 sq km, 38,000 pop) has a train that is all subway.
Now that is a national rail plan.
Doesn't say much good for OZ!

regards
John

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