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 ...

Fate of Newcastle rail still in the balance

Fate of Newcastle rail still in the balance
Originally published December 7, 2009 as a feature article in NSW Teachers Federation “Education” newspaper: www.nswtf.org.au/edu_online/133/railhang.html By Justin Ballis Labor conspicuously vague on cutting the line but Liberals may not be so reticent. For public transport lobbyists in the Hunter, the irony would be bitter. After community opposition stung the Rees Government into dropping unpopular ...