I know this is entitled announcements, but I think this would be suitable here. Oh, and their are various anti-rail articles in the Newcastle Herald. Just too many to keep up with.
And by the way, several people have asked "If the PCA, McCloy, GPT, don't want the rail land, then why don't they wan't anything, either on, above or below the rail land?" So far these developers have refused to answer that question.FAT AS BUTTER:
From what I observed, the following info seems to be correct. I was told that some Newcastle City Council (NCC) workers were also out today, but with either camera phones, and/or cameras. What they observed is that once again, these NCC workers waited to more than a few hundred passengers getting off the train, and then filming only a few passengers getting off, and this person said they were doing the same when the Maitland trains came in, when these 2 car Hunter Cars had a few hundred passengers.
Oh by the way, the first train arriving just after 11am, was a 4 car V-Set (was meant to be an 8 car V today), I would estimate a around 500 passengers - ie: a crush load, and we have proof.
The extra trains from both Central & Maitland also had a large number of passengers, same thing.
extra Maitland to Newcastle trains while we were there, were actually overcrowding.
The normal timetabled Maitland to Newcastle trains seemed to have the overflow from the extra trains, as their seemed to be no room, but even this overflow if you want to call it that, the passenger numbers were large.