Showing stories from October 2014

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We’ll hold Labor Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews to Mernda railway promise

Posted Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by bevans in Victorian Rail News

[color=#000000][size=3][font='Guardian Sans', Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', TrebuchetMS, sans-serif][b][size=4][b]Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has taken Labor a step closer to claiming the seat of Yan Yean in November after promising to build a rail extension to Mernda.[/b][/size][/b][/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font='Guardian Sans', Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', TrebuchetMS, sans-serif]Access Denied supporters are now waiting for Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder to follow suit.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#000000][size=3][font='Guardian Sans', Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', TrebuchetMS, sans-serif]The Liberal Party is yet to announce its policy on the extension, with commuters wanting to know how long they have to wait for a Mulder train to Mernda.[/font][/size][/color]

Rail debacle threatens cup

Posted Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by BenGibbons in New South Wales Rail News

[color=#333333][size=3][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]WHEN Newcastle was assessed to be a host city for the Asia Cup in January next year its public transport was a major consideration and the asset of the Intercity rail service to Newcastle Station was a strongpoint.[/font][/size][/color]

Victorians sold out by reckless road contract

Posted Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by bevans in Opinion

Taxpayers on the hook for decades unless contracts annulled, says PTUA The ‘reckless haste’ to sign East West Link contracts before November’s State election has been slammed by the Public Transport Users Association, who warned the decision could torpedo the state’s transport policy for decades.

‘Albo’ back into rail

Posted Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by BenGibbons in Rail News

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the appointment of Anthony Albanese as Shadow Minister for Cities to enhance urban efficiency and deliver policies aimed at improving sustainability and liveability in Australian cities. Chief executive officer of the ARA Bryan Nye OAM said he was pleased to see the Federal Opposition remain committed to investment in Australia’s capital and regional cities, particularly on the matter of public transport. “This announcement demonstrates a commitment by Federal Labor to work with state governments and industry to improve our cities by making them more sustainable, productive and public transport focused,” said Mr Nye. “Increasing congestion and carbon emissions are putting too much pressure on the existing infrastructure in our cities, affecting the people living in them, which is why investment from all levels of government into public transport is paramount if Australians want to move freely and efficiently a