Rally to ‘Keep Rail in the Corridor’ – Civic Station – Sun 11 October @ 11am

Join SOR at the rally to ‘Keep Rail in the Corridor’. When: 11am on Sunday 11th October 2015. Where: in front of Civic Station. Let’s keep the pressure up before the Upper House debate only a couple of days later. Bring banners and signs.

Future of Newcastle rail line still in doubt

The state government may not have secured the support of two upper house MPs who will hold the balance of power in a crucial vote on the future of Newcastle’s heavy rail line, reports the Maitland Mercury. … The vote had been expected to take place on Tuesday, but did not eventuate. … “We think ...

Video: State Parliament to vote on Rail Line Closure Bill this week

A bill to authorise the closure of the Newcastle rail line will finally be debated in state parliament tomorrow, reports NBN News. In an 11th hour move against it, Save Our Rail is lobbying MPs who hold the balance of power in the Upper House. Watch the video on the NBN News website.

Save Our Rail seeks support to block changes to Transport Administration Act

Objectors to the state ­government’s plan to cut Newcastle’s heavy rail line say they want to explain to two MPs, who will be crucial in a vote on the rail’s future next week, how the truncation will affect commuters in Maitland, reports the Maitland Mercury. … Labor, the Greens and the Christian Democratic Party have ...

Rally against the Rail Closure Bill — Sydney, Tues 15 September 2015

RALLY AT 1 PM TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2015, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, SYDNEY Please bring any SOR banners & signs  you have from other rallies & marches. If you need a SOR sign they can be collected at 770 Hunter Street. Ring 0409 610 110 to arrange. Trains are as follows: Early birds – 8.25 a.m. Hamilton, ...

Govt tables changes to transport act to make cutting the Newcastle rail line legal

NSW Labor will seek support from the minor parties in the upper house ahead of a crucial vote on the future of Newcastle’s heavy rail line, reports the Maitland Mercury. In Parliament yesterday, the state ­government tabled changes to the Transport Administration Act, which has stopped it from tearing up the train line into Newcastle ...

Rail line closure bill close

A BILL to authorise the closure of Newcastle’s rail line could pass NSW Parliament next week, with Shooters and Fishers Party MPs prepared to deliver the government crucial votes to get the legislation through the upper house, reports the Newcastle Herald. Robert Brown and Robert Borsak have denied any deal has been struck with the ...

Crunch time: help persuade Shooter and Fishers Party not to support Newcastle Rail closure bill

The NSW Government introduced a bill to Parliament on Wednesday which would enable it to not only CLOSE the Newcastle Rail line, but to RIP IT UP and sell off the land. It is specific to Newcastle Rail line but could set a precedent for other rail lines or public spaces in NSW. As we ...

State’s bid to trump court ruling, close rail line at Wickham with Act of Parliament

THE state government will seek Parliament’s approval to officially close the Newcastle rail line at Wickham and finally make a significant start on its $460 million city transport overhaul, reports the Newcastle Herald. More than eight months after it shut down the trains, Transport Minister Andrew Constance will give notice on Wednesday of a bill ...

Minister denies plan to transfer rail corridor for $10 to avoid parliament

TRANSPORT minister Andrew Constance has denied the government tried to avoid putting the proposed closure of Newcastle’s heavy rail line to Parliament by devising elaborate plans to transfer its ownership from one agency to another for $10, reports the Newcastle Herald. During a budget estimates hearing on Tuesday, Mr Constance also failed to provide a ...