SOR Meeting – Wed 19/12/2012 – Hamilton Station Hotel @ 5.00pm

Save Our Rail will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 5.00pm, at Hamilton Station Hotel, reporting on the latest attempts to close our passenger rail services into Newcastle. Politicians have been invited to “stand with SOR to oppose decision to cut rail line”. Wednesday 19th Dec 2012, Hamilton Station Hotel, 5.00 ...

S.O.R. Lower Hunter special meeting 14/11/2012 re: trial of rail cut

Dear members, The Management committee of Save Our Rail NSW Inc has made a decision to call on the Government to implement a trial of cutting the rail line. We urge you to consider this important initiative taken by the committee, which is earnestly committed to the retention of the intercity rail line direct to ...

Maitland Transport Workshop – Sunday 22 April 2012

Sunday 22 April 2012 – 3 pm to 5 pm. Polish Hall, Maitland — Grant Street (behind Maitland Town Hall); nearest railway station High Street. What are the Transport needs for Maitland and Hunter Valley Towns? Share your views with Save Our Rail. Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, who has full understanding of transport needs for ...

May Day March 2011

May Day March 2011
Save Our Rail carrying their banner in the 2011 May Day march.

“Meet the candidates” forum for Charlestown, Lake Macquarie and Swansea

Meet the candidates from Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, Swansea at Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Wednesday 16th March 2011 5.30pm SOR will hold a “meet the candidates” forum for Charlestown, Lake Macquarie and Swansea in the lead up to the State Election. All welcome This event will be an opportunity for members and friends of SOR to hear ...

WesTrans concept proposal launch

WesTrans concept proposal launch
Save Our Rail invites you to the launch of our Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) concept proposal. Friday 26 November 2010 at Wallsend Diggers at 5.30pm The WesTrans includes the Western Education Link Line (WELL) and Commuter “Clipper” Buses. From the many options available, Save Our Rail chose the one which: addresses the needs of the ...

SOR rally: “cross the line” to “Fix Our City”

Thursday 3rd June 2010 – 5pm to 6pm at Civic Park Save Our Rail will rally in Civic Park on Thursday afternoon 5pm to 6pm, opposite the Fix Our City meeting in Town Hall and in opposition to their plans to cut the rail line. On a satirical note, those who arrive beforehand can see ...

Event at Worth Place – where you could “cross the line”…

Event at Worth Place - where you could
Thursday 29th April 2010 – 12 noon at Worth Place Save Our Rail will have a sausage sizzle and music event at Worth Place on Thursday 29th April 2010 at 12 noon. Worth Place is just off Hunter Street, east of the Union St intersection. There is an old Police Station, now a family centre, ...

Public Meeting – May 2009

Saturday 2nd May 2009 – 2pm to 4pm Polish Hall, Maitland Grant Street (behind Maitland Town Hall) Guest Speaker: Professor Howard Dick Howard Dick is a Professor at University of Melbourne and was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. He will be speaking about the “Economic Benefits of Keeping the Line into Newcastle“. ...

Public Meeting – Dec 2008

Saturday 13th December 2008 – 12 noon Newcastle Leagues Club National Park Street (opposite Spotlight) Guest Speaker: Dr. Garry Glazebrook, UTS Researcher in Sustainable Transport and Urban Development End the line at Wickham? Change of mode = longer trip Result: many will opt for car use More cars on road = traffic jams More cars ...

Railfest

NEWCASTLE FORESHORE – Railfest was a day of festivities on the Newcastle Foreshore on Sunday, 2nd of October 2005 to demonstrate community support for the Newcastle Rail Service, celebrate 150 years of rail services in NSW, raise awareness and funds for the campaign to Save Our Rail. Save Our Rail exceeded all its previous public ...

May Day March 2005

May Day March 2005
CIVIC PARK NEWCASTLE – Newcastle Trades Hall enjoyed the biggest and best May Day march in decades when Save Our Rail joined the march from Civic Park to the Workies this year. Marchers were blessed with a lovely autumn day and the carnival atmosphere was amplified by stirring music from the Scottish Pipe Band, our ...

Lower Hunter Transport Forum

NEWCASTLE TOWN HALL – Save Our Rail, with Newcastle City Council, held a very large Transport Forum, with over 600 attending from as far away as Muswellbrook and Gosford, which called for social and economic impact studies to be conducted on the proposal to close the line.

Superior Bus Demonstration

Superior Bus Demonstration
NEWCASTLE STATION – When former Minister for Transport Costa announced the closure of Broadmadow to Newcastle rail line, he also mentioned that no new buses or special roads were needed as there was sufficient capacity in the existing Newcastle buses. A year before he announced that superior buses would provide a better transport system on ...

Ribbon on the Station Day

Ribbon on the Station Day
Ribbon on the Station Day: Australia Day 2005 at Newcastle Station

Lower Hunter Transport Workshops

The Save Our Rail (SOR) group ran a series of community forums to increase their understanding of community needs around public transport. This was done in response to the Lower Hunter Transport Working Group (LHTWG) reports from October – December 2003. The LHTWG reports did not report on community views. Although the LHTWG received over ...