Newcastle rail cut: a fake solution in search of a real problem

Gavin Gatenby of EcoTransit wrote an article at The Fifth Estate about transport madness in Newcastle. Last Christmas Day I rode what might be the last train out of Newcastle station – a handsome heritage terminus alongside the historic core of NSW’s second-biggest city. It was 11:22 on a brutally steamy night, and the occasion had ...

No cycleway for George St (and none for Hunter St)

Save Our Rail has previous written about how Newcastle light rail would kill off cycleways along Hunter Street according to the leaked confidential “document 71”. A new article in the Newcastle Herald / Sydney Morning Herald reports that the government would cancel the construction of a bike lane down northern Castlereagh Street until after light rail was built, and also ...

Parliamentary Secretary: Govt dodged a bullet

Parliamentary Secretary Scot McDonald says that the government dodged a bullet on the cutting of the rail line and that his door is closed to anyone who does not support the government’s plan for the Newcastle CBD and that he plans to filter out negative people, reports the Maitland Mercury. The Hunter’s new representative in state Parliament says ...