The Save Our Rail (SOR) group ran a series of community forums to increase their understanding of community needs around public transport. This was done in response to the Lower Hunter Transport Working Group (LHTWG) reports from October – December 2003.
The LHTWG reports did not report on community views. Although the LHTWG received over 320 submissions, none of these were described in the reports and the submissions are not publicly available.
SOR decided to run these workshops on public transport deliberately not focusing on the rail issues but public transport needs, generally recognising that rail is only one form of transport.