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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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Rail union in negotiations with NSW Government after further action planned this week

By ERIN MODARO The NSW Government and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) are in negotiations today at the Fair Work Commission (FWC), trying to come to an agreement to end rail worker's industrial actions. Yesterday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that the state government would move forward with blocking further industrial action. The […]

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Sydneysiders impacted by inner west “light rail fail” demand answers

By EVA BAXTER New bus routes have begun operating to cover the tracks of the out of order for up to 18 months Dulwich Hill to Central and return Light Rail line. The tram service has been replaced by three separate bus routes running either in the inner city, or from Central to Lilyfield, or […]

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T3 shutdown for Sydney Metro amplifying frustration in the Bankstown-Sydenham corridor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Train commuters on the T3 Bankstown line will be forced to seek alternate public transport avenues in the coming weeks as the NSW Government announced plans last month to close stations between Bankstown and Sydenham to carry out essential works for the Sydney Metro & Southwest project.  Stations on the T3 […]

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Goodbye greyhounds, hello metro: Final Pyrmont Place Strategy released

By ALLISON HORE After months of consultation with the public, the NSW government have released their final Pyrmont Peninsula Place strategy. The construction of a new metro station at Pyrmont, the end of greyhound racing at Wentworth park and the green-light for a 6-star hotel tower at the Star are just some of the many […]

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Sydney Metro refuses to release business case

By JESSICA GUTTRIDGE The NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry report for the Sydenham to Bankstown line conversion has recommended the immediate release of the full business case of Sydney Metro Southwest but Transport for NSW continues to deny public access to the critical document. Transport for NSW has just deemed a Government Information Public Access (GIPA) […]

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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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