The ability to travel seamlessly from Sydney’s CBD right into Newcastle’s historic business, retail, and entertainment precinct is a priceless advantage that should be the making of Newcastle. Unfortunately, the Baird Government is insanely determined to rip up the last, vital, 2.5 km of track and sell the land to their developer mates.
By best international practice the intercity rail trip – two hours and thirty-six minutes, at best – is woefully slow. It could be brought down, relatively simply, to under two hours with enormous economic benefits for Newcastle.
In this interview, rail advocates Bob and Colin Schroeder explain how it can be done.