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Media Release 15 August 2006 - Qld Election

Started by ozbob, August 15, 2006, 15:50:07 PM

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Media Release  15 August 2006

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org)   a new web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has suggested that an important issue for the Queensland State Election on September 9th is transport.  

A RAIL Back On Track spokesman said that ?There has been a long period of neglect of our transport options in Queensland. Yes, some movement with the upgrades of the north coast line, the Gold Coast line, and the go-ahead for the Darra Springfield line.?
?However, many of our railways throughout the state have either been closed, or are in a serious state of neglect. It will be a sound investment for the future to revitalise our rail network. Increasing energy shortages, not the least of which will be prohibitive price of petrol/diesel/LPG, will see a return of freight and passengers to rail.?
?It is essential that the Redcliffe railway (which has been promised for years and years) actually go ahead!?
?The south east corner, particularly Brisbane needs to review the suburban rail network with a view to increasing train frequencies and properly integrated buses, and expanding the network. The farcical situation with buses in competition with our suburban railways in Brisbane is leading to costly road works, disillusioned and disgruntled passengers, and contributing to grid and bus lock! The bus system is already in a desperate state. Control for this must be wrested from the council and brought into sync with trains.?


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