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Video: Government uses loophole to dismantle rail line

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 ...

Video: Interim report: truncation of rail line should not proceed on Boxing Day

Video: Interim report: truncation of rail line should not proceed on Boxing Day
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. Related Tags:

Video: The People’s Protest – Newcastle Rail Line

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. Related Tags:

Thousands march as part of Rally for the Rail protest

Thousands march as part of Rally for the Rail protest
The people have spoken. Thousands of residents marched on Civic Park to protest the truncation of the rail line into Newcastle. Links to media articles and videos below. ABC Newcastle Online News: Thousands of Hunter commuters rally against NSW government’s plan to cut Newcastle heavy rail line Hunter commuters say they will not give up ...

Video: Liberal Truth, Literal Lie – Newcastle 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. Related Tags:

Video: Resistance is Useless! – Newcastle Rail Line

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. Related Tags:

Video: The A-Team – Newcastle Rail Line

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. Related Tags:

Video: Private member’s bill introduced to preserve Newcastle rail corridor

Video: Private member’s bill introduced to preserve Newcastle rail corridor
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. Related Tags:

Video: Campaigning underway in Newcastle byelection

Video: Campaigning underway in Newcastle byelection
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. Related Tags:

Video: The Art of a Lie – Newcastle Rail Line

Video: The Art of a Lie - Newcastle Rail Line
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. Related Tags:

Video: 4 People on that Train – Newcastle Rail Line

Video: 4 People on that Train - Newcastle Rail Line
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. Related Tags:

Video: Rally challenges mandate to cut railway

Video: Rally challenges mandate to cut railway
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 ...

Video: Fight continues against cutting heavy rail

Video: Fight continues against cutting heavy rail
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. Related Tags:

Video: The People Speak – Wickham Railway Station

Video: The People Speak - Wickham Railway Station
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. Related Tags:

Video: Our crowded hour: Civic Station

Video: Our crowded hour: Civic Station
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 ...

Don’t derail Newcastle (short video)

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 ...

Video of rally at NSW Parliament house, 28 May 2014

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. Related Tags:

Save Our Rail protests at NSW Parliament [NBN TV, Wed 28 May 2014]

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. Related Tags:

Level Crossing Myths Busted: Video of Worth Place event

The “no new level crossing policy” myth has been busted! Part 1 Part 2 (19 mins total) Related Tags:

Busy Newcastle Station – New Year’s Eve 2009

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 ...