Sydney Public Transport

NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail

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EcoTransit Sydney – Media Release: NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail (8 December 2015)

Ecotransit Sydney today welcomed the government building one quarter of the Parramatta light rail network. However the community is staggered by the massive cost of such a small start. With a massive initial estimate and so little detail, taxpayers are left concerned that this is yet another open ended honey pot for the construction industry.

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A mystery leaflet spruiking the Waterloo station option.

Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University

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A mystery leaflet spruiking the Waterloo station option.

A mystery leaflet spruiking the Waterloo station option.

SMH: Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University. Jacob Saulwick November 30, 2015

A University of Sydney animation shows a proposed $1.5 billion ‘knowledge hub’ and a new train station for a metro line through the city.Read More »Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University

Friends of Erskineville president Darren Jenkins said locals are often unsure if they will be able to board overcrowded trains at peak periods. Source: Ryan Quinn

Bypassing Erskineville

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Friends of Erskineville president Darren Jenkins said locals are often unsure if they will be able to board overcrowded trains at peak periods. Source: Ryan Quinn

Friends of Erskineville president Darren Jenkins said locals are often unsure if they will be able to board overcrowded trains at peak periods. Source: Ryan Quinn

Inner West Independent: Bypassing Erskineville July 23, 2015

More than 100 angered Erskineville residents have united at the suburb’s town hall to end uncertainty over the future of trains to Erskineville and St Peters stations.Read More »Bypassing Erskineville

Under way: Work has been undertaken to stabilise the rail embankment. Picture: Jessica Christodoulou

$17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins

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Under way: Work has been undertaken to stabilise the rail embankment. Picture: Jessica Christodoulou

Under way: Work has been undertaken to stabilise the rail embankment. Picture: Jessica Christodoulou

St George and Sutherland Shire Leader: $17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins By Murray Trembath June 19, 2015

Roads and Infrastructure Minister Duncan Gay has defended the staggering $17 million cost of the Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel, saying comparisons with other projects are ‘‘simplistic’’.Read More »$17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins

The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

Locals slam cable car system

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The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

AltMedia: Locals slam cable car system June 18, 2015

Locals have criticised the proposal for a cable car system across Sydney Harbour as an ineffective plan to ease traffic in the Bays Precinct and city. The proposed 3.4 kilometre cable system would transport commuters to stations at Rozelle Bay, White Bay Power Station, White Bay cruise terminal, Pyrmont and Barangaroo in under five minutes.Read More »Locals slam cable car system

An artist's impression of the Newcastle light rail

Newcastle and UrbanGrowth NSW to sign MOU on urban renewal

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An artist's impression of the Newcastle light rail

An artist’s impression of the Newcastle light rail

The Fifth Estate: Newcastle and UrbanGrowth NSW to sign MOU on urban renewal (2 June 2015)

The City of Newcastle will sign a memorandum of understanding with UrbanGrowth NSW that acknowledges the council’s role in the urban renewal of Newcastle and defines how the two bodies will work to implement the state government’s controversial Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport program.Read More »Newcastle and UrbanGrowth NSW to sign MOU on urban renewal

Bankstown state Labor MP Tania Mihailuk at Chester Hill train station with angry commuters, protesting the Sydney Trains cuts to train timetables. Picture: Timothy Clapin

Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?

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Bankstown state Labor MP Tania Mihailuk at Chester Hill train station with angry commuters, protesting the Sydney Trains cuts to train timetables. Picture: Timothy Clapin

Bankstown state Labor MP Tania Mihailuk at Chester Hill train station with angry commuters, protesting the Sydney Trains cuts to train timetables. Picture: Timothy Clapin

Canterbury-Bankstown Express: Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds? James Beech (April 27, 2015)

More than 16,000 people who commute from Bankstown to Parramatta each day would benefit from light rail linking the two regions.Read More »Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?

The transport system we really need

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South Sydney Herald: The transport system we really need (15 March 2015)

Every time you walk around the “hood” you may very well meet one of the 50,000 new residents moving to southern Sydney. The newly planned Southern Growth Area is loosely defined from the Eastern Distributor to the Southern Railway and from Cleveland Street to Gardeners Road. The City is being redrawn dramatically, with the old Waterloo Swamp now transforming into the dense heart of the city. This ambitious venture deserves all the attention it can get from the community.Read More »The transport system we really need

Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme

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Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

SMH: Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme Gavin Gatenby. (November 24, 2014)

Duncan Gay should get out more if he really believes Sydneysiders are overjoyed about WestConnex and that “our city is on the cusp of another quantum leap in growth” and that in the face of this “we can be crippled by timidity or inspired by action”.Read More »Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme