Keep train line, install crossing: lobbyists [Newcastle Herald, Tue 23/04/2013]

Newspaper coverage of SOR’s Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy (NURS) submission appeared in the Newcastle Herald on Tuesday 23/04/2013: Keep train line, install crossing: lobbyists.  A small excerpt appears below:

SAVE Our Rail has urged the NSW government to consider building several pedestrian level crossings instead of ripping up the Newcastle inner-city rail line.

Save Our Rail president Joan Dawson said all of the initiatives in the strategy could be achieved without cutting the rail line.

‘‘We believe the good intentions of the government have been undermined by the intrusion of false and misleading advice by a minority group of Novocastrians of power and influence and probable vested interests,’’ the group’s submission said.

It also argues that the planned University of Newcastle city campus would require direct rail services.

‘‘It is nonsensical to encourage the university presence in the inner city and at the same time remove the transport they would need,’’ the submission said.

Read the full article online at the Newcastle Herald.