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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 […]

Labor makes promise for free phone charging at Sydney train stations

By ERIN MODARO NSW Labor leader Chris Minns announced a plan to install free phone charging stations at several major train stations across Sydney to "make life a little bit easier for the commuters of Sydney." The plan is an election promise that will be fulfilled if Labor is elected into state government at the […]

Sydney bus strikes roll on

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Sydney bus strikes have rolled on this week, as bus drivers in the Inner West began their 24-hour industrial action on Monday demanding equal pay after the State Government’s bus privatisation.  Members of the Transport Workers’ Union and Rail, Tram & Bus Union at Burwood, Leichhardt, Kingsgrove and Tempe depots […]

“At long last,” accessibility upgrade for Inner West stations

By ALLISON HORE After years of community campaigning, details have been released about accessibility upgrades for two stations in Sydney’s Inner West. As part of the Transport Access Scheme, Transport for NSW have started planning much needed accessibility upgrades at Erskineville and St Peters stations. The proposed upgrades at St Peters and Erskineville stations will […]

Stranded passengers struggle to distance

By ALLISON HORE Following train line shutdowns and service cancellations across Sydney on Thursday, commuters crowded onto train platforms with little regard for social distancing.  A fatality at Lidcombe station in the early afternoon led to buses replacing trains in both directions between Strathfield and Parramatta, and a number of train services between Strathfield and […]

Berejiklian considers restoring T3 train services

Opinion By ROYDON NG Inner West Line commuters could be looking forward to additional train services from City to Liverpool via Regents Park under a Transport for NSW proposal for Sydney’s railways in 2024. Planning for future rail services is currently in progress following a recommendation of the NSW Parliament calling for the restoration of […]

Editorial: Swan song for Sydney central tunnel buskers

By Benito Di Fonzo     “I’m going down, until they physically throw me in jail,” said busker Stanley Steer, who has been busking in the Sydney’s Devonshire Street tunnel for 31 years after migrating from Jamaica in 1983. “I have people who’ve known me for years and we chat, you know what I mean? […]

Central tunnel busking ban signs “not authorised” by Sydney Trains

By James Elton-Pym Signs posted at Central station last month banning busking without a permit in the Devonshire Street tunnel were “not authorised” by Sydney Trains despite bearing the organisation’s official logo, a spokesperson has revealed. The official-looking signs declared busking, begging and “conducting business” in the tunnel were prohibited without a permit from Sydney […]

On and off with Opal

The rollout of Sydney’s new “Opal card” ticketing system continues, with the Emu Plains and Richmond lines in the western suburbs due to come online February 28. The East Hills line to Campbelltown in the south west will complete the network. Stations on both these lines have now been fitted with Opal card readers, but […]