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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2020, 10:20:47 PM »
Thank you.
Not every passenger is a vehicle driver.
That said, obviously it depends upon the length of the freight train and the capacity (design) of the passenger train.
I need to be accurate with my statistics or back them up with published studies.

From The Age (Victoria)

THE average freight train takes 110 trucks off the road, new economic research shows.
And one passenger train removes 525 cars from the road, says a study, by Deloitte Access Economics for the Australasian Railway Association.

Reference: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/trains-taking-trucks-cars-off-the-road-20110810-1imwd.html
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2021, 12:37:07 PM »
I met with an electorate representative of Nicklin MP, Hon. Robert Skelton last week, to discuss the current Sunshine Coast rail duplication (B2N) plan, and what I see as its failings.

I was due to have a briefing by TMR (as part of my B2N North - Community Reference Group questions) on the proposed passing loop extensions at Woombye, Eudlo and Landsborough. The scheduled meeting was postponed on 10 December, the day before it was to occur.
I was told that it would be rescheduled in the new year.

This occurred ONE or TWO days after the Director-General of Transport and Main Roads, Mr Neil Scales, blocked me on Twitter, without explanation.
It MAY be because of this tweet.

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1336288237401198593


I have today asked when the briefing will occur.
The Electorate Office representative and (I understand) the MP for Nicklin, Hon Robert Skelton MP is also keen to attend.
I have passed on that request.

« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 12:59:06 PM by Fares_Fair »
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2021, 08:50:55 PM »
Meeting with Transport and Main Roads regarding the passing loop extensions for the Beerburrum to Nambour (#B2N) project has been rescheduled for Monday 15 February 2021.
Thank you TMR.  :)
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2021, 08:52:18 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1356703081744928768
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2021, 08:20:10 PM »
Sunshine Coast Daily --> Political foes to ‘join forces’ in Nambour rail push $

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Partisanship has been set aside as political foes attempt to turn friends in a bid to deliver long-awaited rail upgrades to the region.

Federal Member for Fairfax, the LNP's Ted O'Brien, and state Labor MP for Nicklin, Robert Skelton, have started discussions in a bid to deliver rail duplication through to Nambour.

The olive branch was extended in the wake of news assessments done for the North Coast Connect fast rail project, led by a private consortium and backed by a group of Queensland MPs, had settled on preferred routes which didn't include duplication through to Nambour.

Infrastructure Australia is yet to deliver its assessment of the North Coast Connect business case, but moves were now under way to try and push for rail duplication to Nambour as part of the Beerburrum to Nambour upgrades. ...
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2021, 08:22:27 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1362000983769800707
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2021, 08:24:27 PM »
Sunshine Coast Daily --> Political foes to ‘join forces’ in Nambour rail push $

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Partisanship has been set aside as political foes attempt to turn friends in a bid to deliver long-awaited rail upgrades to the region.

Federal Member for Fairfax, the LNP's Ted O'Brien, and state Labor MP for Nicklin, Robert Skelton, have started discussions in a bid to deliver rail duplication through to Nambour.

The olive branch was extended in the wake of news assessments done for the North Coast Connect fast rail project, led by a private consortium and backed by a group of Queensland MPs, had settled on preferred routes which didn't include duplication through to Nambour.

Infrastructure Australia is yet to deliver its assessment of the North Coast Connect business case, but moves were now under way to try and push for rail duplication to Nambour as part of the Beerburrum to Nambour upgrades. ...


Sunshine Coast Daily --> Political foes to ‘join forces’ in Nambour rail push $
(Live link in ozbob #2560 post above)
Friday 19 February, 2021

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"Early works have started on the first stage of the Sunshine Coast rail duplication from Beerburrum to Landsborough, which includes an expansion of Nambour's park n ride," he said.

"I'd like to see our community benefit by having the rail line duplicated all the way to Nambour, which is stage two of this project, so if Ted O'Brien can win support from his government to pay its fair share for that to happen, I'll be right behind him."

Local councillor David Law was understood to be supportive of the more collaborative approach being taken, while long-time rail advocate Jeff Addison's support was also being sought, along with key local business groups.

Cr Law said rail duplication to Nambour was a "long overdue requirement for Nambour and the hinterland".

Mr O'Brien said the efforts were a "defiant response" to the North Coast Connect snub of Nambour.

"I am so disappointed that the assessment done by the consortium landed on a preferred scenario of connecting Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast excluded Nambour," Mr O'Brien said.

"But the fight is far from over.

"There's no easy ride to winning huge transformational projects and that's what this is.

"My long-term vision remains for a fast rail connection between Nambour and Brisbane, along with a connection through to Maroochydore.

"However, the best pathway forward is to secure full duplication of the existing network from Landsborough to Nambour and this should be designed in a way to accommodate for faster rail when the time is right."
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I was given the opportunity to respond to this story, follow up story to come on Monday 22 February 2021.
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2021, 04:33:36 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1364486065919119360
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2021, 04:52:11 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1365555149779869700

Delighted to see opposing political parties talking #SunshineCoast rail duplication.
I sincerely appreciate the efforts of Hon Robert Skelton MP (ALP Nicklin) and Hon Ted O'Brien MP (LNP Fairfax) in meeting together to push for rail.
The best way forward is together.
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2021, 09:31:04 PM »
I had forgotten this one below, but in light of the latest greatest glossy brouchure making plan called Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders.

This from the much earlier SEQIPP 2005 - 2026 Plan... amongst the many that never eventuated, never even came close.

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1430129030984966145


https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1432589358268227588

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1432619777739034628
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Re: SCL Rail Upgrade Campaign History for the record...
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2021, 08:28:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1437709070589333507

« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 12:26:53 AM by ozbob »
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