Huge support for petition to save rail line

Here is brief summary of recent media coverage of Save Our Rail’s 11,000 signature petition presentation to NSW parliament. Huge support for petition to save rail line [Maitland Mercury, Wed 13/11/2013] Eleven thousand signatures opposing the truncation of the Maitland-Newcastle rail line will be presented to NSW Parliament today as the government’s intentions for rail ...

Rail cut will double travel time, says Save Our Rail president [Maitland Mercury, Tue 15/10/2013]

The Maitland Mercury ran an article “Rail cut will double travel time, says Save Our Rail president“: Commute time between Maitland and Newcastle via rail would double if the state government agrees with the Newcastle Renewal Taskforce recommendation that the line should be cut at Broadmeadow, rail user Kim Cross said. Ms Cross, the Maitland ...

SOR e-News 01/10/2013

Welcome Feedback to these e briefing continues to prove very positive. We are continuing to expand the distribution list so if this is your first edition welcome. The year is rolling on very fast and the Government continues to attempt to railroad the Hunter Community that truncation of the Intercity rail services is the way ...

Maintain trains transiting between Wickham and Newcastle

An open letter by John Muller, dated 1 September 2013: Maintain trains transiting between Wickham & Newcastle  “The minimalist solution with the maximum outcome for now and into the future. Save a quality service and really embrace the future opportunities of Newcastle, at half the cost.” My name is John Muller I am a property ...

Save Our Rail Lower Hunter Annual Report June 2013

Initially Save Our Rail had very little contact with the incoming Liberal/National Party state government despite attempts to have meetings with the new Premier, Barry O’Farrell and his ministers. Our only means of conveying our message regarding the future of the Newcastle Rail Line was to attend forums being organised by the planning and transport ...

SOR e-News 24/05/2013

SOR e-News 24/05/2013
Hello SOR friends, Garry Zimmerman, who is standing for election as SOR Secretary is currently gathering all signed petitions, to check, sort and count – a huge task he and his partner Sue are prepared to undertake . If you have any signed petitions please let me know –and include your address. This refers to ...

URGENT: Petition for NSW Parliament — help us reach 10,000 pen and paper signatures!

URGENT: Petition for NSW Parliament -- help us reach 10,000 pen and paper signatures!
*** UPDATE DECEMBER 2013: Thanks! Our hard-copy petition to NSW Parliament reached over 11,000 signatures. *** We’re making the push to reach 10,000 hard-copy signatures on our petition to NSW parliament. We have thousands of signatures already but we need your help to gather more. By reaching 10,000 signatures we will force the House to ...

Negative impacts of the truncation of the rail line at Wickham

Below are just some of the reasons why the truncation of the rail line west of Stewart Avenue will not benefit the viability and future renewal of the Newcastle City Centre. Inconvenience of unnecessary interchange – ALL passengers would be affected by forced change of mode during trip. Loss of patronage – public transport will ...

Where’s the evidence [Maitland Mercury, Wed 24/04/2013]

Newspaper coverage of SOR’s Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy (NURS) submission appeared in the Maitland Mercury on Wednesday 24/04/2013: Where’s the evidence? A small excerpt appears below: Save Our Rail has challenged the state government to “show them the evidence” that the Maitland-Newcastle rail line is toxic to redevelopment in Newcastle CBD. In a submission to ...

Keep train line, install crossing: lobbyists [Newcastle Herald, Tue 23/04/2013]

Newspaper coverage of SOR’s Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy (NURS) submission appeared in the Newcastle Herald on Tuesday 23/04/2013: Keep train line, install crossing: lobbyists.  A small excerpt appears below: SAVE Our Rail has urged the NSW government to consider building several pedestrian level crossings instead of ripping up the Newcastle inner-city rail line. … Save ...

SOR’s submission to the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy (NURS)

SOR's submission to the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy (NURS)
Save Our Rail’s Submission to the NURS (4.9 MB) high quality, suitable for printing The NURS 2012 document has initiatives for improvement but ALL of the proposals can be achieved without  rail truncation.

Sign our online petition

Please show your support and sign our online petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/nsw-state-government-maintain-inter-city-trains-transiting-between-wickham-newcastle Passenger trains are the most efficient form of transport and are resistant to congestion. Newcastle city has an anticipated growth of 10000 to 12000 people in the foreseeable future through the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy. Keeping the trains is the best way to keep ...

Save rail line into Newcastle

Save rail line into Newcastle
Originally published March 11, 2013 as an article in NSW Teachers Federation “Education” newspaper: http://www.nswtf.org.au/journal/education-94-02/index.html by Wayne Webber, Assistant General Secretary (Schools) About 500 people travelled from the Hunter Valley and Central Coast to a rally held outside Parliament House, Sydney on February 19. The rally was held as part of an ongoing community campaign ...

Save Our Rail petition forms for printing

Save Our Rail petition forms for printing
It has become apparent that SOR needs to ramp up its activity in order to save the rail line from truncation. As part of this activity there is an urgent need to develop some new petitions and for all to become very active in obtaining signatures. Attached are copies of the two paper petitions. Please ...

Letter to Lord Mayor of Newcastle re: trial cut of Newcastle rail line

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor Jeff McCloy c/- Newcastle City Council Save Our Rail NSW Inc yesterday issued a media release (attached) calling on the Government to test with full costing and appropriate evaluation, the proposed replacement system before any decision to cut the rail services or infrastructure to Newcastle Station Save Our Rail ...

Letter to Premier re: trial cut of Newcastle rail line

The Premier of NSW The Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP Dear Mr O’Farrell, Save Our Rail calls on Government to trial cut of Newcastle rail line Save Our Rail NSW Inc has issued a media release, (attached) which calls on the Government of NSW to carry out a trial of any proposed replacement system intended for ...

Submission to IPART re: fares for CityRail services

Save Our Rail NSW Inc is a community organisation taking an interest in the continued provision of public transport. The members of Save Our Rail understand the need for some fare increases to occur. In all deliberations regarding fares the following points need to be considered: Fares need to assist in the payment of the ...

Letter to NSW Transport Minister re: submission to Long Term Transport Master Plan

Joan Dawson, President, Save Our Rail NSW Inc. P.O. Box 212 ISLINGTON NSW 2296 joandawson@iprimus.com.au The Hon.Gladys Berejiklian MP Minister for Transport, Parliament of NSW Dear Ms Berejiklian, I am the spokesperson for Save Our Rail NSW Inc and in that capacity I am attaching the latest submission to the Long Term Transport Master Plan ...

Submission to NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan – Save Our Rail NSW Inc.

SUBMISSION TO LONG TERM TRANSPORT MASTER PLAN SAVE OUR RAIL NSW INCORPORATED Save Our Rail NSW Inc P.O. Box 212 ISLINGTON NSW 2296 Phone: 0408 618 198 email: joandawson@iprimus.com.au INTRODUCTION Public transport is an important aspect of planning and should be incorporated into any plans for development, whether for industry, office space, retail or housing. ...

President’s Report – June 2011

President's Report - June 2011
PRESIDENTS 2011 ANNUAL REPORT – SOR NSW Inc – Joan Dawson Once more we have had a busy year during which a new SOR document has emerged. In November 2010 our proposal, Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) was launched by the Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery. This incorporates the Western Education Link Line (WELL) as well ...