This is one of the stupidest decisions, backed by the stupidest of arguments, I have ever seen in my life.
If they cut the railway and it does revitalise the city the way they assure us it will then they will need a railway to transport all the new residents and visitors around.
It will be gridlocked chaos otherwise.
It just beggars belief that anyone, except greedy property developers and their lackeys in council and the liberal party, could fall for this utter steer manure.
Everyone knows they will build a few token parks along the line, can the bus service in a future spending slashathon and the rich folk of Newcastle will get prime harbour views and their mates will make squillions. It will become an enclave like toorak or double bay where the plebs arent welcome and neither is their public transport. That what this is all about. A modern day land grab with help from corrupt politicians and conniving media.
Can the working class folks of the hunter rise up one more time and tell these greedy, arrogant scum to rack off back where they came from and leave our city alone?
I think they can but Im not sure they will. They will regret it if they dont.
P.s. How long before the Endevours to Nowra get the same treatment?
P.P.s And the Port Kembla passenger service? Mt Vic to Lithgow. Scone, Dungog?