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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 The tram service has been replaced by three separate bus routes running either in the inner city, or from Central to Lilyfield, or […]

Eastern Suburbs bus routes removed from Sunday to increase use of “slow” and “unreliable” Light Rail

By EVA BAXTER From this Sunday December 5th the contested South East Sydney integrated transport network will be introduced. 22 Eastern Suburbs bus routes will be modified, with a further 24 ceasing to run. These include the 300, 301, 302, 309X, 314, 316, 317, 338, 353, 357, 376, 377, 391, 393, 394, 395, 400, 400N, […]

New ferry faring well

By VERONICA ANASSIS Glebe commuters will now have direct travel to Barangaroo and back with a new on-demand ferry service launched this month called Me-Mel. A 60-capacity mini-cat will carry people from Blackwattle Bay, with demand-based stopovers to Fish Markets and Pyrmont’s Pirrama Park. The NSW Government initiative was launched on October 14 to cater […]

Sydney could go Dutch

By JOAN HENSON For Sydneysiders protesting the pollution, tree culling, noise, and alleged property damage of WestConnex over social media, Dutch cycling porn – online gushing over a Dutch cycling nirvana – provides some reprieve. Sydney cycling aficionados, like advocates in other car-centric cities, have long lauded the Dutch (and Danes) for their bicycle-friendly cities. […]

Late night opening insomnia

By Andrew Woodhouse “ZZZ… ZZZ …” “Andrew! Wake up!’ “What? It’s 3:00 am!” “But it’s time to go shopping “Are you mad?  This is silly.” This scenario could be coming to you if the City of Sydney Council has its way. It has approved a trial of ultra-late shopping hours after a survey was recently […]

Brutal battle to save Glebe icon

BY ANNIE GONINAN On Monday night, Sydney City Council's Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee voted on the recommendation to put to Council a planning proposal to list the Bidura Children's Court building as a heritage item. As well as amending the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to reflect this listing, the planning proposal also seeks […]

No light at the end of the tunnel

BY JOSH KINDL The state government has been unable to find a contractor to construct the Rozelle Interchange as part of WestConnex Stage 3. Gladys Berejiklian’s government rejected the only bid it received to build the proposed interchange, which if completed would help connect the M4 and M5 motorways. Nathan English, co-convenor of Eco Transit, […]

Uber drivers revved up

BY ALEC SMART Uber, the rideshare alternative to taxis, will display identification on all their NSW vehicles from November 1 in new industry rules. Until now, Uber cars, driven by private owners, were indistinguishable from other motorists’ vehicles. However, some Uber drivers claim making them identifiable will lead to harassment in various forms. A spokesperson […]

Calls for update of the inner west light rail line

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY NSW MP for Leichardt Jamie Parker is calling for an upgrade of the current inner west light rail line. MP Parker believes that the line needs upgrading to make the carriages compatible with the CBD and South East Light Rail line, which is currently under construction. As it stands at the moment, […]

Green Square’s future on the rails

By JOE BOURKE The state government’s mention of potential light rail from the city to Green Square has been met with caution. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance told an audience last week he would be “very keen” to see light rail going to Green Square to address congestion. Greens Transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi said the […]