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SMH Transport articles
« on: April 22, 2011, 06:43:28 PM »
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Re: SMH Transport articles
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 07:12:28 PM »

Wow, there are profound messages for Brisbane and SEQ in these articles.

The fact that Sydney needs a second rail crossing of the harbour by 2020 means that our own state government cannot delay a decision on CRR and hope to receive federal government financial support for it.  A delay means that CRR comes up against a major new rail project for Sydney in the competition for federal infrastructure funding.  Brisbane must not let the opportunity go by.

Another article highlights the major benefit of doing a series of minor upgrades for maximum benefit.  This argument is not unfamiliar to those who monitor this forum.  If anything the SMH article reinforces the need for a dedicated 'small projects fund' similar to the station upgrade program that QR has implemented.  Let's hope that gets some examination in this or subsequent budgets.

Finally, Ron Christie, a transport manager whose opinion is to respected, has pointed the finger at politically motivated decisions about funding infrastructure that also serves political objectives.  His model for an independent advisory body to the state minister (similar to Infrastructure Australia federally) again is food for thought in a Queensland context.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 08:34:32 AM »
I was watching these articles a year ago when the Herald was on its campaign. Is there any evidence that the then opposition, now government, is taking any notice? They seem obsessed with the NW and later the SW rail links, and opposition to the P'matta-Epping link that the Feds are part-financing.

Politics still seems to dominate transport policy in NSW and also in Q'land.

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 12:57:25 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 05:15:46 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 05:52:53 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> All change as RailCorp is disbanded

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Moral of RailCorp's demise: Telling a public agency to act like a private corporation gives you the worst of both. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/all-change-as-railcorp-is-disbanded-20130630-2p5b6.html
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 08:00:00 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 01:50:09 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 02:01:26 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 02:11:36 PM »
I actually quite like the silver sets (K, R and S sets), so am pleased that they are staying for the time being.  They bring back memories of my early childhood growing up in Sydney (my birthplace), just a shame that the old Red Rattlers aren't still around, I remember travelling on those too back in the late 80s, with the door wide open!

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 05:57:09 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 09:05:07 AM »
I actually quite like the silver sets (K, R and S sets), so am pleased that they are staying for the time being.  They bring back memories of my early childhood growing up in Sydney (my birthplace), just a shame that the old Red Rattlers aren't still around, I remember travelling on those too back in the late 80s, with the door wide open!

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 09:12:06 AM »
Similar to me.  I remember hurtling into Circular Quay station with the doors wide open and the smell of brake dust filling the carriage.

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2013, 07:20:47 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Weekends left at standstill despite plan

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2013, 07:44:55 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 04:03:28 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> High rises derail hopes of train link to northern beaches: mayor

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The prospect of a future train service to the northern beaches is all but sunk because high-rise development over Chatswood railway station failed to leave room for extra rail lines, Willoughby Council says, sending a warning to the state government as it opens Sydney's main rail corridor to developers ...

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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 06:51:46 PM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Evaders winning fare game on trains

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Fare evaders are having a field day on Sydney's trains, with the number of free-riders being caught out plummeting by more than half since the O'Farrell government started to get rid of transit officers.

In the first six months of the year, about 22,000 fare evasion tickets were issued to rail passengers in Sydney. This compares to about 63,700 fines issued in the first half of 2011, according to the Office of State Revenue ....

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 04:19:21 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Weekend track closures in the city for years to come

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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 05:54:10 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 05:52:00 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2013, 02:53:09 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2013, 01:27:41 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2013, 03:38:17 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2013, 03:29:51 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2013, 12:59:43 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2013, 03:42:09 PM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Sydney commuters to get 1000 more train services
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2013, 12:42:29 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2013, 09:54:51 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2013, 03:16:03 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2013, 03:53:10 AM »
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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2013, 03:52:52 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> It won't be glitch free, commuters warned
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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2013, 03:53:07 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Still no return to full light rail service and no explanations
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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2013, 03:57:06 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Light rail extension to Dulwich Hill to hit commuters in pocket
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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2013, 03:05:21 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Trackwork to disrupt Sculpture by the Sea
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2013, 04:05:54 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Tram: Moore Park tunnel to connect Randwick, Kingsford to city by light rail
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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 02:57:21 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Transport for NSW ignores own survey for north-west rail link plans
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2013, 03:45:29 AM »
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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2013, 03:42:00 AM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> City tram line a better buy than north-west rail link
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2013, 02:03:24 PM »
Sydney Morning Herald --> Train driver asleep before near miss with track cleaners
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Sydney Morning Herald --> Sydney transport lost property: new database
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