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Sep 20

Light Rail under heavy pressure

Just months after securing a better deal for light rail drivers, Divisional Secretary Chris Preston is again calling for a better deal on the cities network, this time for passengers. Read More »

Aug 31

Submissions close for Newcastle transport tender

Submissions from private providers to operate the Newcastle Integrated Services closed on the 30th of August. The preferred bidder to operate the ten year contract will be announced by the State Government by the 31st of October. The new operator will control all bus, ferry and future light rail services in Newcastle. Read More »

Aug 24

Win for Light Rail workers

Last Friday an EA attendance  ballot was held at the  Pyrmont light rail depot. The result was a unanimous “YES”. Read More »

Jun 22

Safety too high a price for Government in Newcastle Light Rail deal

The lack of important safety features on Newcastle’s new light rail cars has raised concerns that the NSW Government is trying to cut costs at the expense of passenger safety. Read More »

Jun 21

Treasurer hands down NSW Budget

The NSW Government has today handed down its 2016/17 budget. While public transport does get a boost, from a transport perspective it is very road heavy, with $2.9 billion set aside for West Connex alone. Read More »

Jun 20

24hr light rail stoppage as drivers stop work over safety concerns

Light Rail services have stopped for 24hrs, between 12am Monday 20 June until 12am Tuesday 21 June. Read More »

Jun 16

Driver and passenger safety still not on Transdev wish list

A stop work meeting today saw Sydney’s light rail come to a halt as dozens of light rail drivers walked off the job to defend commuter safety as private operator Transdev attempts to push workers and carriages to breaking point as overcrowding grips the network. Read More »

Jun 10

Light Rail drivers forced to take action as Transdev puts passenger safety at risk

Light rail members unanimously voted to take protected industrial action in a protected action ballot last week. Read More »

Jun 7

Light rail passengers forced onto buses as result of company incompetence

Sydney light rail passengers have been forced to use replacement buses after the company responsible for the line failed to notice that an overhead wire fault was causing severe damage to half of the light rail fleet. Read More »

May 4

Drivers face delays as light rail construction ramps up on Anzac Parade

It’s about to get even worse on the roads of Kensington as construction begins on the south east light rail. From Saturday May 7, a number of changes will occur on Anzac Parade including the removal of bus lanes. Read More »