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Driverless locomotion commotion

By Alec Smart On May 30, Sydney Metro announced that a multi-million-dollar contract was awarded to a construction consortium to continue replacing and rerouting the T3 Bankstown Line, which involves new tracks, stations and driverless trains. However, opponents say an upgrade is unnecessary and that the purpose of the Metro line is to encourage more […]

Meet your Waterloo

By Irina Dunn After consulting multiple stakeholders and government agencies for two years the State government presented their plans for a massive $20 billion makeover of Waterloo Metro Quarter to a group of local resident and community activists. Representatives from both UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Metro (Transport for NSW) visited the Factory Community Centre in […]

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 […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Metro draws criticism from transport group

BY KENJI SATO The NSW Government’s revised plans for a Sydney Metro have drawn criticism for being privately run and not integrated with existing transport. On November 16, the government announced a proposal to alter the plans for the Sydney Metro by extending it a further 17 kilometres into Liverpool. This would change the current […]

Get ready to change trains more often under the new metro

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Don’t like changing trains on the way to work? Well, you’re going to have to get used to doing it a whole lot more, according to NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance. The Sydney Metro, for which the government unveiled plans earlier this year, will supposedly double the capacity of our train network. […]

Bypassing Erskineville

By RYAN QUINN More than 100 angered Erskineville residents have united at the suburb’s town hall to end uncertainty over the future of trains to Erskineville and St Peters stations. Friends of Erskineville President Darren Jenkins addressed the meeting, held on Tuesday July 14, and discussed the government’s plans to bypass the two stations already […]

All stations to nowhere

By GRACE JOHNSON Residents of Erskineville and St Peters are outraged by government plans to cut train services on the Bankstown line. Local community group Friends of Erskineville (FOE) have petitioned against the cuts and lobbied for increased public transport to end the overcrowding on current rail services. Under the state government proposal, the Sydney […]

Communities “still in the dark” over Metro

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The south Sydney community is calling for a “tailored dialogue” with the government bodies involved in the Sydney Metro project, following the announcement that the state government has secured funding for the project through the leasing of the state’s electricity network. The government has allocated $7 billion of funding towards the […]