The fate of the Hunter rail line hangs on a legal technicality, reports the Maitland Mercury. In a twist that no one saw coming, Hunter Development Corporation, which answers to the state government, is attempting to forcibly acquire the Newcastle rail corridor – from the state government. Under the Transportation Act the government cannot rip up ...
NBN TV News has coverage of the Fred Nile committee’s release of an interim report declaring Newcastle’s rail line truncation should NOT proceed on Boxing Day. Watch the nightly news segment at the NBN TV News website.
14 December, 2014. Over 3,000 people protest the dictatorial arrogance being shown to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley by the Baird/Berejiklian NSW Liberal Party with a background of illegal donations, resignations and questionable planning and the moves to cut a 150 year old CBD rail line.
Two years is all it took for the NSW Liberal state government to turn a public truth about the Newcastle rail corridor into a public lie. December 4, 2014 – a date which will also live in infamy.
Welcome to democracy in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The Baird / Berejiklian Liberal state government plans to cut a 150 year old CBD rail line against a background of illegal donations, resignations, inquiries and serious questions about developer influences.
Social commentary on the issues surrounding the planned closure of Newcastle’s 150 year old CBD rail line and inner city mass-transit system by the NSW Liberal state government.
NBN News reports that growing suspicion over the possible development of Newcastle’s rail corridor has prompted Independent MP Greg Piper to introduce a private member’s bill in state parliament. The Transport Minister has only fuelled speculation, by saying “no decision has been made”. Watch the video at NBN News.
ABC 7.30 Report NSW has a video report about Labour, Greens and Independents battling for the seat of Newcastle, left empty after Liberal MP Tim Owen resigned over ICAC allegations.
Premier Mike Baird and Transport Minister Gladys Berijiklian speak about Sydney’s rail plans, against the backdrop of their plans to cut Newcastle’s line and close three CBD stations in the city. Comments are also included from the ‘Hunter Deserves Better’ rally, held 6 September, 2014.
Music video based on anti-rail statements that claim low passenger numbers on the Newcastle CBD line, a claim at odds with footage of actual CBD trains.
The Newcastle Herald provided coverage, including a video piece, of today’s rally at Newcastle Station. INSPIRED by recent revelations at the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the fight against the cutting of the heavy rail line in Newcastle returned to the streets yesterday. About 100 protesters came from across the Hunter, Sydney and even Perth, waving ...
The Save Our Rail group has found some allies, in its fight against the cutting of Newcastle’s heavy train line. A Sydney-based community group visited the city today, weighing in on the debate, along with a Perth MP. Watch the video on the NBN News website.
Rail users speak during the p.m. peak at Wickham Station, July 30, 2014, in light of the NSW Government plan to cut the line on December 26, 2014 and develop the city and railway corridor land. Thanks to the commuters who spoke on this issue.
Filmed Friday July 18, 2014, during the morning peak, 7.30-8.30 am, at Civic Station. This busy station, opposite the planned new University campus, is to be lost to commuters as Newcastle’s historic (c.1872) rail line is being cut by the NSW State Government at Wickham on December 26, 2014 to make way for the development ...
EcoTransit Sydney have produced a short video “Don’t derail Newcastle”. Direct rail access between the central business districts of two major cities is the Holy Grail of intercity rail travel. It’s what governments around the world aspire to. But NSW’s Baird Government is planning to rip up two and a half kilometres of the Newcastle ...
EcoTransit Sydney have published a video record of the Save Our Rail demonstration outside NSW Parliament House on 28 May 2014. We oppose the truncation of the intercity rail line currently terminating at historic Newcastle Station in the heart of the city’s historic core.
The Save Our Rail group has again ventured to state parliament, to protest against cutting the heavy rail line at Wickham. But Newcastle MP Tim Owen says the deal is done. Click here to watch the news clip on the NBN TV website.
The “no new level crossing policy” myth has been busted! Part 1 Part 2 (19 mins total)
No one catches the train to Newcastle? Save Our Rail begs to differ! HDC’s proposed buses — whether Hunter Street buses, “magical” buses, “blue shuttle” buses, super-mega-hyper-low emission flying buses — could never cope with the peak loads generated by special events. Note that the Hunter Street buses were also running this evening. Watch at ...
Safe, convenient, and not that expensive. Woonona (near Wollongong) has new pedestrian access across its railway line thanks to a new level crossing opened in early 2009. Save Our Rail would like a few of these for Newcastle’s CBD. Why remove Newcastle’s railway when you can improve? We say “improve, not remove”. Take a look ...