SOR wins by-elections – Media release 29/10/2014

Candidates get on the right track! Save Our Rail claims victory in the by-elections for the seats of Newcastle and Charlestown! We didn’t need to support candidates in the election – in fact we don’t do that ever – because we have members from all sides of politics. However, because the threat of rail closure ...

Government ordered to hand over rail documents

As reported in the Newcastle Herald, the state government will have to table to Parliament a string of documents it has been keeping under wraps, relating to its plans to truncate Newcastle’s heavy rail. … Planning Minister Pru Goward and Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian must provide all emails and other records relating to any meetings ...

Baird govt to release documents regarding Newcastle rail line truncation

As reported by ABC News Newcastle, the New South Wales Greens say they have forced the Baird Government to release key documents associated with its decision to truncate Newcastle’s inner-city rail line on Boxing Day. Greens MP and transport spokeswoman Mehreen Faruqi says it is crucial the community gets to see the cost-benefit analysis, as ...

Premier Mike Baird refused to rule out development of the Newcastle rail corridor after the truncation of the line at Wickham

The Maitland Mercury reports that Premier Mike Baird has refused to rule out the possible development of the Newcastle rail corridor after the train line is removed. … Opposition spokeswoman for the Hunter Sonia Hornery asked Mr Baird to postpone the rail cut until after the election and guarantee that the rail corridor would not ...

Bus service to run from Hamilton station after train line cut

The Newcastle Herald reports that the government has released its route map for the replacement shuttles that will run for more than two years while a new Wickham interchange is built and light rail installed. [SOR: no business case released for light rail — will it ever happen?] A SHUTTLE bus service will run between ...

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.

Would you drop the best player? – Media release 17/10/2014

No coach in their right mind would drop the best player in their team – they would be putting investment into that one and boosting the chances of success in reaching their goals! Not so our Gladys! Hunter trains recorded the highest level of satisfaction in the state – according to her own index created ...

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.

The buses during construction

Facts Trains from Boxing Day 2014 will terminate at Broadmeadow. As Hamilton becomes serviceable some trains may continue to Hamilton. Buses will pick up on the southern side of Broadmeadow station in the area where the Taxis now stand. The taxis are to be relocated with the no position likely to be less favourable to ...

Tourism to go the way of the rail line – Media release 08/10/2014

Newcastle wins an award it may deserve for its natural and built historical assets, but which the city’s tourist bureau, if it exists, certainly has not earned. The promotion of this city with its gorgeous beaches, its heritage buildings and efficient intercity rail connection is abysmal. It is my opinion the accolades should go to ...