KAP drafting legislation to try to alter Inland Rail route
Rose City voice to join rail project
CP Rail investigating after train derails between Golden and Revelstoke
Inland rail builders promise community consultation
Price tag for $10b Melbourne to Brisbane rail project could be higher
Moree Plains Shire Council receives $300,000 in funding for freight and infrastructure funding
New business park part of Moree's plan for big rail role
Inland rail delayed by Canberra's indecision
Albury-Wodonga stop confirmed for inland rail project
Need to solve inland rail's 'missing link' says Port of Brisbane
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has said that consulting farmers should be a mandatory step when making decisions about the Inland Rail. Rather than speaking at regional Australians, politicians need to listen to them and understand their concerns.
He has called for an inquiry into the project as it is “too important to get wrong”. He followed this by saying Australia needs high speed rail in regional areas to make them more accessible and incentivise more people and companies to live there.
Calls for a better regional transport network to connect more people and increase rural business are echoed by Bob Hayden, RTBU Loco Division Secretary.
“It’s the duty of both the federal and state government to connect regional NSW through appropriate rail infrastructure. We need to increase the use of and investment in the regional rail network to take the pressure from the regional road network to make the roads safer and tap the economic benefits that rail has over road especially in regional areas. Instead of spending billions on new, driverless metros maybe they can focus on easing the load on public transport and fix and extend the existing regional rail infrastructure instead.”
You can read more on this story here.
This article first appeared on locoexpress.com.au
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.