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Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Don’t dial and drive

By ASHNA BHARKHADA Mobile phone detection cameras were activated across the state this weekend in a new initiative by NSW authorities to catch drivers using their phones while behind the wheel. A six-month trial earlier this year in Sydney, along the Anzac Parade and M4 Motorway, scanned 8.3 million vehicles of which thousands were caught […]

Breaking up the Bankstown Line

Opinion By ROYDON NG Forcing 19,000 commuters to catch three separate trains to reach the City Circle doesn’t seem to concern the NSW Government despite warnings that the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro will reduce reliability on Sydney’s train network. Community anger is growing at the government’s broken promise for public consultation in the Bankstown Line […]

Seeing red at Redfern Station upgrade

By Katherine Rajwar Transport NSW has proposed an accessibility upgrade at Redfern Station, changes long awaited by users, given that Redfern is the sixth busiest station in NSW. Redfern currently has disability access to one platform only. The proposed development includes a new southern entrance to the station and lifts to platforms 1 to 10, […]

Upgrade dumped for WestConnex Tolls

BY ROYDON NG As the State Government pushes ahead with the controversial toll-road, despite community opposition, WestConnex is likely to become a lasting reminder of how good public transport was sidelined. With Western Sydney’s growing population there was no question that something had to be done to improve transport to and from the City. The […]

The heavy fail of the light rail

By John Moyle Last Sunday, at around 14.30, a crowded Inner West light rail tram heading to Central broke down at Convention, stranding its passengers in the sweltering heat. “We were travelling along, it was really crowded, and then it suddenly stopped,” John Webber, passenger, said. “The delays were caused by a light rail vehicle […]

Lime rolls in to the share bike market

By Vanessa Lim New player in the Australian share bike market Lime has distributed over 800 electric bicycles around Sydney streets this week. With the significant failures of other share bike companies in the Sydney market not appearing to act as a deterrent, Lime has dispatched its bikes from Surry Hills to Bondi Junction. In […]

Sydney traffic 60 years out of date

BY MICK DALEY Readers of NSW Government press releases and the Murdoch press might be forgiven for thinking that Sydney’s road transport system is state of the art and functioning superbly. Bureaucratic prolix has been running hot as new projects are mooted and sometimes as swiftly shut down, including the projected folly of the $1.5bn […]

Businesses derailed by construction

By Gabriela Szymanowska and Addie Morton Heading into another day of construction, businesses and residents along the Light Rail project can expect more headaches, dust and business downturn. The NSW government is facing yet another threat of a class action suit, this time with plenty of physical and financial evidence of damages caused to small […]

Kiwis drive locals out of work

BY JADE MORELLENI First the opposition lost in the fight against bus privatisation in the Inner West, now the new private operators are dividing the city with their decision to recruit drivers from New Zealand. In February, Transit Systems won the Government contract to operate the Region 6 network and this means they have the […]