Sydney Rail News
Wednesday March 23, 2011THE COST of a vital Sydney rail project has blown out by about $50 million after work was suspended on it for almost a year.
Sunday January 18, 2009SYDNEY'S clogged rail network is the greatest impediment to moving freight along the east coast of Australia, according to the Commonwealth rail agency's chief executive, David Marchant, who has called on the Rudd Government to help fund a $4 billion expansion of the northern line to Hornsby.
Monday January 5, 2009THE State Government has rail vandals in its sights and will spend $1 million this year attempting to reduce destructive behaviour which causes damage to CityRail property on southern sections of the network.
Wednesday December 17, 2008HUNTER rail commuters will be slugged with a 7.5 per cent fare rise next month and prices will climb annually to 2012, the pricing watchdog has said.
Thursday December 11, 2008SYDNEY has been ranked at the bottom of a list of the world's most important 20 cities for the quality of its transport infrastructure, behind Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.
Saturday November 15, 2008UP to 1000 jobs will be created in the Hunter after United Group won a State Government contract to build more than 80 outer suburban rail carriages at Broadmeadow.
Thursday November 13, 20081858 Newcastle Chronicle first published; First dredging of Newcastle Harbour. 1859 Newcastle declared a municipality, James Hannell first mayor. 1863 Rail link from Newcastle reaches Singleton.
Wednesday November 5, 2008ANOTHER crucial rail project into Sydney's north-west has been axed by the NSW Government, stunting plans to house another 322,000 people in the booming area by 2031 and forcing thousands of cars onto congested roads.
Thursday October 30, 2008A CRACKDOWN on rail crime has led to 35 arrests on Newcastle and Central Coast trains.
Saturday October 25, 2008AFTER eight months of unrelenting criticism of the $12 billion North West Metro - a deeply flawed but politically expedient proposal - the Premier, Nathan Rees, has unveiled yet another rail plan for Sydney.
Tuesday October 21, 2008THE NSW Government is working hard on next month's mini-budget. Never mind the global financial crisis and the imminent threat of a downturn; never mind the backlog of projects which should have been started years ago; never mind the growth forecasts, reported yesterday, which see 6 million people living in Sydney within 30 years - the object of this exercise is to cut government spending. The Rees Government and its predecessor long ago gave up the idea of doing what the public wants - as the ...
Saturday October 4, 2008ILLAWARRA commuters will yet again be forced to pay the price for working in Sydney.
Monday September 29, 2008Talk of abandoning major rail investment, such as the North West Metro, to fix a temporary drop in state revenue is foolhardy.
Monday September 15, 2008GERMAN survivors from the raider Kormoran have given Australian investigators graphic accounts of their World War II battle with the cruiser HMAS Sydney.
Wednesday September 10, 2008A $50 MILLION renovation of rail access to the Port of Melbourne is expected to double capacity on the lines that transfer containers from ship to rail.
Tuesday September 9, 2008HIS challenge is as difficult as getting a Tangara train up the steep tunnel of the Epping to Chatswood rail link, but David Campbell is the State Government's great white hope for turning around its transport woes before the next election.
Friday September 5, 2008THE latest phase of a police rail safety campaign will be rolled out across the Illawarra on Sunday.
Saturday August 23, 2008THE Treasurer, Michael Costa, is keeping alive a radical western Sydney fast-train proposal backed by a close friend, despite the Premier, the Transport Minister and the NSW Co-ordinator-General all condemning the proposal as a bad outcome for the city's commuters.
Friday July 18, 2008SYDNEY will need a second international airport in about 17 years as the number of air travellers soars, according to the NSW Government.
Tuesday July 15, 2008A NEW $7 billion rail tunnel for Melbourne could be privatised under funding options being considered by the State Government and supported by public transport group Metlink.