Sydney CBD transport overhaul details released

By Julian Bajkowski Sydney’s jam packed city centre is officially on track for its biggest transport and access shake-up in half a century after the New South Wales Government publicly released a key document spelling out how new tram and rail lines, bus routes, bicycle paths and vehicle access will be tightly woven together for […]

Sydney extends tap-and-go ticket trials to trains

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales transport authorities have announced the extension of customer trials for the state’s rebirthed public transit smartcard, Opal, to trains with readers for the devices now being switched-on at rail stations on Sydney’s City Circle line as well as Bondi Junction. The start of trials for CBD rail passengers is […]

NSW wants tourists to catch decommissioned trains

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Investment levels and the mature age of the equipment running railways in New South Wales have long been the subject of steam-era jokes, but the state’s signal-master-in-chief, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian, has hatched a cunning scheme to turn out-of-date rolling stock into real tourism revenue. The state government […]

NSW rail bosses reapply for their own jobs

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales government’s break-up of its single rail operator RailCorp has forced its senior managers to reapply for their positions after senior corporate jobs were split between replacement bodies Sydney Trains and NSW Trains. The latest round of musical chairs at the transport provider comes as the NSW government prosecutes […]

Views sought on monorail demolition

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales state government has called for submissions from the community and businesses in the CBD on the impact of tearing down the city’s iconic transport novelty, the monorail. According to documents released by the government, the final monorail service will run on the last day of the financial year, […]

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