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Masks “strongly recommended” on public transport

By ALLISON HORE Facial masks on public transport are being “strongly recommended” by the NSW government to reduce community spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on Sunday premier Gladys Berejiklian offered a “strong recommendation” for people to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including on public transport, in supermarkets, places of worship and in public […]

Transport chaos expected as Sydney eases Lockdown Laws

by ALEC SMART On 8 May the Australian Government announced a three-stage strategy to ease the restrictions introduced on 22 March to halt the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The emergency measures, which saw the country enter a near-total ‘lockdown’ on March 30, are being repealed and ‘stage three’ - where society returns to a […]

Glebe Ferry future in doubt

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI In October 2019, thanks to community pressure, Glebe received a ferry. Me-Mel, the small, 60-capacity mini-cat, was launched by Transport NSW as an ‘on-demand’ service, run by operator Transdev. City Hub reported at the time that the NSW Government initiative was launched to cater to wharves not currently serviced by regular ferries, […]

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 […]

Light rail traders railroaded

by JOHN MOYLE Just as Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) had finished crowing about settling a $1.1billion light rail legal claim for the bargain amount of $576million they are preparing to defend a new $400 million claim. The class action set down for a hearing on July 1 next year is being brought by […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW TRAINS

During the recent Federal Election, noises were made by both the major parties as to plans for a high-speed rail system along the Eastern Coast. Labor seemed to be more committed to the idea, promising to buy up the real estate needed before it became too expensive. It’s a project of course that has been […]

Rally cry for public transport

BY JOSHUA KINDL Disgruntled NSW residents and commuters gathered in the Sydney CBD last Saturday to protest recent transport decisions made by Gladys Berejiklian’s state government. Approximately 1000 individuals marched together through the Sydney CBD, commencing at Hyde Park and finishing at Martin Place, as a demonstration of concern and frustration with the NSW State […]

Transport Forum in Alexandria calls for urgent solutions to burdened system

By KENJI SATO Local Alexandria residents have raised concerns that the state government is not doing enough to address the increasing burden on Sydney’s transport networks. The queries were raised at a Transport and Traffic Forum held by the Alexandria Residents Action Group last Thursday, October 15. Ben Aveling, the group’s co-convenor, said that the increased […]

Federal budget: Abbott’s “infrastructure fail”

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Public transport was largely left out of the recently announced federal budget, casting doubt over Sydney’s future transport solutions. Current transport projects in Sydney including WestConnex and the CBD and South East Light Rail have been criticised for being inappropriate transport solutions for the city. The City of Sydney commissioned and […]

Universities’ privacy concerns over Student Opal Cards

By Raveena Grover Student Concession Opal Cards will be made available to tertiary students in February, but concerns over privacy and access to student data may effect the release date. More than 250, 000 students will be eligible for the concession Opal card next month, however many New South Wales universities are still hesitant to […]