Video of rally at NSW Parliament house, 28 May 2014

EcoTransit Sydney have published a video record of the Save Our Rail demonstration outside NSW Parliament House on 28 May 2014. We oppose the truncation of the intercity rail line currently terminating at historic Newcastle Station in the heart of the city’s historic core.

Save Our Rail protests at NSW Parliament [NBN TV, Wed 28 May 2014]

The Save Our Rail group has again ventured to state parliament, to protest against cutting the heavy rail line at Wickham. But Newcastle MP Tim Owen says the deal is done. Click here to watch the news clip on the NBN TV website.

Poll results: 72% oppose Govt “hybrid” light rail route

Poll results: 72% oppose Govt “hybrid” light rail route
72.7% oppose the NSW Government’s “hybrid” light rail route according to poll result from Newcastle Herald online poll Saturday 24/05/2014.

Rail corridor development not ruled out: poll [Newcastle Herald, Sat 24/05/2014]

The Newcastle Herald article includes a poll, the vast majority AGAINST the “hybrid” light rail route (Poll results: 27.8% yes vs. 72.2% NO at 5:53pm) THE Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian has refused to rule out development along a vacated Newcastle heavy rail corridor. As revealed on Friday in the Newcastle Herald, the government ...

‘Hybrid’ light rail route to go on train line & Hunter Street [Newcastle Herald, Fri 23/05/2014]

Friday’s Newcastle Herald covers the Government’s announcement of its ‘hybrid’ light rail route. NEWCASTLE’S light rail system will run down the heavy rail corridor from Wickham then shift to Hunter Street and Scott Street to arrive near the beach at Pacific Park, under a ‘‘hybrid’’ route the state government has selected. … The government hasn’t ...

ICAC shadow hovers over Newcastle – Media Release 21/05/2014

When the ICAC delivers its findings they will land with a thud, forcing out a surge of muck that will envelop those involved in the corrupt conduct that is creating a force of destruction aimed at the heart of Newcastle. Already the ICAC carpet has been lifted at one corner, revealing a few grubs, now ...

Event: Celebrate 30 years of electric rail to Newcastle – Sat 14/06/2014 – noon at Ncle Leagues Club

This is a preliminary announcement that Save Our Rail is organising a public meeting for 12 noon on Saturday 14 June at Newcastle Leagues Club (National Park Street, opposite Spotlight). We will be celebrating 30 years of electric rail to Newcastle, plus we will have speakers on the past and future of Newcastle rail. Nibbles ...

Event: Rail cut demonstration – Sat 17/05/2014 – Fassifern to Newcastle

The following event is being organised by the Lake Macquarie Greens (contact details at the end of this notice). We encourage Save Our Rail supporters, especially those from Lake Macquarie, to attend. Join a group of Lake Macquarie residents who will undertake travel into Newcastle from Fassifern Station at 10.29 am Saturday May 17 to ...

Event: Rally 4 Rail at NSW Parliament – noon Wed 28/05/2014

Join us on the on the train to Sydney. We will be catching the 08:19 train from Newcastle to Central (connections possible from Scone and Dungog). We need your attendance. The Government is moving to close the line soon. Developers want that land! If you’re debating whether to be there please make the decision and ...

Event: Newcastle Institute Public Forum – 7pm Wed 14/05/2014, Newcastle City Hall

Redeveloping Newcastle:- Why? What? How? The multiple redevelopment projects underway or being planned for Newcastle are creating a great deal of public interest and discussion, with plenty of strong opinions. The next public forum of local think-tank The Newcastle Institute will bring four different perspectives on the Newcastle’s ongoing redevelopment. Bob Dupont, Newcastle-based Valuer and ...

SOR e-News: May 2014 Extra

Issue no. 15 May 2014 Extra | Joan Dawson, President Re One Term Tim This morning I was interviewed on ABC by Jill Emberson. My interview was based around the Press Conference called by Tim Owen with much fanfare over the weekend and most people thinking he would be resigning because of ICAC implicating him ...

SOR demands answers and a new broom – Media Release 12/05/2014

Save Our Rail has moved to seek answers from the Premier, Mike Baird, as to the full extent of funding irregularities at the last election and their consequences. “Mr Owen’s damning statement today, that he now realised it was “highly likely” there had been illegal donations to his election campaign is an indication that he ...

Giving with one hand taking away with the other – Media Release 08/05/2014

Brand new cars for intercity rail services, says Gladys Berejiklian. Sounded like a good news story!! Upgrading the intercity services with comfortable new cars should be great news for Newcastle, because we have a great intercity service running right into the heart of the city. This will help Government reach the transport target of increasing ...

Mr Baird stop this madness – Media Release 06/05/2014

Premier Baird has come into office idealistically declaring good intentions and a squeaky clean Cabinet. Sadly some of his team have proved to be tarnished. Already grot has been unearthed and no doubt there will be much more before the ICAC is finished digging. Mr Baird some of the corruption has been reaching into the ...

SOR e-News: April/May 2014

Issue no. 14 April/May 2014 | Joan Dawson, President Welcome These “e briefing notes” are an important part of our communications with supporters. We are continuing to expand the distribution list so if this is your first edition welcome. The year is rolling on very fast and the Government continues to attempt to railroad the ...

Traffic Chaos in Rio – Lessons for Newcastle

Submitted by Joan Dawson, President, Save Our Rail NSW Inc. The intention to sever Newcastle from all other cities by truncating the rail line should be opposed by all who care about the city and its future prospects. I have recently been in Rio de Janeiro where the traffic situation is hopeless, with buses end ...

No reason to remove the rail line

Originally posted by Tess Winter to the SOR Facebook page in a response to someone in favour of removal of the rail for no reason that he can explain.I would like to hear what you imagine the benefits will be… However, the only thing ‘cutting the city in half’ as you say is the lack ...

May Day march: Saturday 3th May 2014 @ 10am

Show your support for keeping the Newcastle rail line by joining Save Our Rail in this year’s May Day march. It is on Saturday 3th May 2014 at 10.00 a.m. Assemble in the park adjacent to Hamilton Station. Carry a banner for Save Our Rail – let the new Premier & new Minister for The ...

Gladys Berejiklian Minister for the Hunter – Media Release 26/04/2014

Save Our Rail would like to welcome Gladys Berejiklian as Minister for the Hunter and would again like to meet with her regarding transport for the whole Hunter Region. On hearing the remarks made by the Minister on ABC radio we applaud  her  praise for Barry O’Farrell in resigning under the circumstances and would like ...

Newcastle rail line – Media Release 08/03/2014

“Appalling!” is the response by the President of Save Our Rail Maitland, Kim Cross, to the apparent announcement by the state government that Maitland rail passengers will be diverted to Broadmeadow and bussed into the Newcastle CBD from December this year. “At a meeting with UrbanGrowth on Thursday it was confirmed that the government planned ...