Sydney Rail News

Freight rail link costs blow out to $50 million as work suspended

Wednesday March 23, 2011
THE COST of a vital Sydney rail project has blown out by about $50 million after work was suspended on it for almost a year.

Rail Chief's Bid To Unclog Cityrail

Sunday January 18, 2009
SYDNEY'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.

Rail Vandals Shut Out

Monday January 5, 2009
THE 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.

Rail Fares Up For Next Four Years

Wednesday December 17, 2008
HUNTER 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.

Sydney's Transport Lags Rest Of World

Thursday December 11, 2008
SYDNEY 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.

1000 New Jobs Ride On Rail Carriages

Saturday November 15, 2008
UP 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.

Some Major Hunter News Stories Of The Last 150 Years

Thursday November 13, 2008
1858 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.

Another Rail Plan Axed

Wednesday November 5, 2008
ANOTHER 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.

Rail Crime Crackdown Widened

Thursday October 30, 2008
A CRACKDOWN on rail crime has led to 35 arrests on Newcastle and Central Coast trains.

New Rail Plan Could Be On Track

Saturday October 25, 2008
AFTER 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.

Canberra Builds As Sydney Retreats

Tuesday October 21, 2008
THE 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 ...

Editorial Commuters Taken For Ride By Rail Service

Saturday October 4, 2008
ILLAWARRA commuters will yet again be forced to pay the price for working in Sydney.

Don't Worry About Debt, Sydney Needs This Metro

Monday September 29, 2008
Talk of abandoning major rail investment, such as the North West Metro, to fix a temporary drop in state revenue is foolhardy.

German Survivor Tells Of His Horror At Sydney Carnage

Monday September 15, 2008
GERMAN survivors from the raider Kormoran have given Australian investigators graphic accounts of their World War II battle with the cruiser HMAS Sydney.

Rail Renovation To Double Capacity

Wednesday September 10, 2008
A $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.

Rail Commuters Have Long List Of Gripes

Tuesday September 9, 2008
HIS 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.

Police Railway Crackdown

Friday September 5, 2008
THE latest phase of a police rail safety campaign will be rolled out across the Illawarra on Sunday.

Costa Backs Mate's Rail Scheme

Saturday August 23, 2008
THE 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.

Give Sydney A New Airport - In Newcastle

Friday July 18, 2008
SYDNEY will need a second international airport in about 17 years as the number of air travellers soars, according to the NSW Government.

New Rail Tunnel May Be Privatised

Tuesday July 15, 2008
A 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.

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