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The Tarana-Oberon rail link may have a new lease of life after all - at least on a limited basis.
The line was one of many rural branch lines was closed years ago by the State Government as no longer economical to maintain.
Since that time, however, there has been major industrial expansion around Oberon, particularly in the timber processing industry, with a resulting blow out in semi trailer movement on the Jenolan Caves Road.
This has led to repeated requests from various sources including the Lithgow and Blue Mountains Council to have the line re-commissioned - so far without success.
But there is at least a glimmer of hope for one lobby group.
The Federal Government has announced a grant of $100,000 for the Oberon to Tarana Rail Corridor Project.
This story in full plus The Saint on page 3 for Tuesday November 15, 2005.
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