Critique of GPT Proposal

We have prepared a document explaining why we oppose the GPT transport proposal. We do not oppose their mall redevelopment but do reject their assertion that the “rail must go” in order to proceed with their development.

Appendix B – Review of GPT Proposal (0.2┬áMB)
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Save Our Rail opposes rail line termination at Wickham. Newcastle should say “no” to the GPT proposal to cut the Newcastle Line at Wickham for the following reasons: economic; environmental; social and heritage.

Economically, the proposal does not make sense. Environmentally the proposal is negative because many passengers facing the delay and inconvenience of changing to a bus at Wickham would opt to drive their car.