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Metro Transport buyout clears the way for a light rail future

Down at the Brushtail Café the news that the O’Farrell Government had bought out Metro Transport Sydney, owners of the monorail and operators of the light rail, was greeted with almost saturnalian rejoicing. Drinks were on the house and Joadja herself got quite tipsy.

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Trainless tracks de-rail metro buzz

Opinion For all the NSW Government’s ambivalence and inaction on public transport, the ‘metro’ buzz word has appeared. The ALP initially denied reports that Sydney was ‘going underground’ but jumped on the train of the ‘tabloid-political complex’ once the fervour began. Federal funding was granted for feasibility studies, and approaching an election year, Macquarie Street […]

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Light Rail supporters shoot down ‘Mickey Mouse’ Metro

“Lets make sure that trams just aren’t about the past, but that they’re also about the future,” repeated megaphone-wielding Leichhardt Mayor Jaime Parker as he rallied Light Rail supporters outside the launch of the Shooting Through: Sydney by Tram exhibition at the Sydney Museum on Tuesday. “This is hardcore nostalgia, be warned,” said former NSW […]

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Plibersek pushes for Green Square Metro station

By JAMES HARRISON Controversy has arisen between Tanya Plibersek, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and Eleni Petinos, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, over the lack of future investment into public transport infrastructure around the Green Square area. There is projected to be 61,000 people living in Green Square by 2030, a vast […]

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Metro misses those beyond Bankstown

Opinion by ROYDON NG Converting Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest has been promoted as an “upgrade of the Bankstown Line” by the NSW Government. This, however, fails to recognise the number of stations being converted into Metro Southwest is actually less than half of all current stations on the T3 Bankstown Line and that […]

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Traders railroaded by trams

BY ALEC SMART After months of delays and a $1.3 billion cost overrun, Sydney’s L2 tram line extension, the CBD and South East Light Rail from Circular Quay to Randwick via Surry Hills and Moore Park, will open to the public at 11am on Saturday December 14. It will be the first time since 1961 […]

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Glad impaled with Metro stake

By John Moyle The government of Glad the Impaler recently suffered a crushing blow as people power drove a stake through the heart of its proposal for a Sydenham to Bankstown metro link. The proposal would have had 13.5km of metro line replace the existing Sydenham to Bankstown railway line, and have included an initial […]

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Railing against injustice

BY ANDREW CHUTER Sydney's rail crisis has become a major headache for the Berejiklian government at the start of 2018. It has added strength to community campaigns calling for public transport investment to be put first ahead of toll road expansions. It started with a major system meltdown on January 9, which Transport Minister Andrew […]

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Redfern Station railroaded

BY JOHN MOYLE Mike Baird’s legacy gets another boost as the fight for Redfern Station upgrades and new stations for the proposed Sydney Metro Line continue within the NSW Government. Meanwhile the community, University of Sydney and other stakeholders are ignored. Baird was known for his love of taking assets held in public hands and […]

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Light rail construction derails small businesses

  BY CHARLI SHIELD The NSW Government and City of Sydney are facing backlash over problems caused by the construction of their $2.1 billion light rail project that local retail owners say is destroying the viability of their businesses. Construction has been delayed for the second time since the project started 18 months ago, after […]

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