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Jun 24

Newcastle industrial action brings TfNSW back to the table

Yesterday saw a new round of industrial action in Newcastle, with drivers refusing to wear uniforms and not accepting fares from passengers. This had the desired effect with the government calling the union early in the morning and agreeing to return to the table and speak with workers. Read More »

Jun 16

Newcastle Herald: Newcastle bus drivers don Hawaiian shirts for privatisation protest

Newcastle Buses – the blue and white state government buses – are likely to be run by the same private sector operator as the proposed Newcastle light rail under plans being promoted by the Baird government. Read More »

Apr 28

Newcastle Council rejects light rail route

Newcastle City Council has stood up for community and good sense by voting to reject the State Government’s planned light rail route, instead suggesting that the route should run down Hunter Street along with vehicle traffic. Read More »

Apr 27

Reality bites as Newcastle Light Rail “consultation” begins

When the term “sleepwalking into a planning disaster” is mentioned in the first line of a newspaper article, you know that the situation will probably only get worse. But that’s the reality of the proposed Newcastle Light Rail with the government finally releasing their Review of Environmental Factors for the project. Read More »

Apr 7

Former fan turns on Newcastle Light Rail

Former Newcastle Mayor, Jeff McCloy has reversed his view on light rail for Newcastle, despite previously fighting for its construction. Read More »

Mar 24

Valerie Jones of Newcastle supports drivers

A letter to the editor in the Newcastle Herald today called out the NSW Liberal Government for doubting claims made by bus operators about failing Opal machines. Read More »

Mar 22

Drivers say Opal is no gem, Newcastle Herald reports

The spate of Opal failures continue, and it is not just in Sydney. While the state government has hailed its Newcastle rollout of the Opal card as “very successful”, bus drivers in the Hunter are complaining of faulty readers and software glitches. Read More »

Mar 15

Light Rail laughs from the Newcastle Herald

The Newcastle Herald had a bit of fun today with the proposed light rail in their letters section.  Read the full letter below.   Off the rails with Mike and the gang By Kevin Lewis A trial run of a new light rail system was held in Newcastle recently.  Kevin Lewis, of Wollombi, was there to capture […] Read More »

Mar 14

Planning questions for Newcastle light rail, Newcastle Herald

Infrastructure NSW announced on Friday that it was reviewing the state government’s light rail plan for Newcastle, but this review does not appear to include the design or merits of the project itself. Read More »

Feb 17

Mixed signals at the light rail interchange, says Newcastle Herald

At a Property Council of Australia lunch in Newcastle on Friday, a hall full of business types were gathered to hear Laurent Offroy, the head of Keolis Downer’s bid to build the city’s light rail project, expound on the virtues of light rail and his company’s vision for the city. Read More »