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To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks How Sydney Harbour Bridge And Heavy Rail Tunnel Will Work Together Tramways Dispensed With For No Good Reason Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

Rapid Transit Metro Rail Is The Odd Man Out Victor P Taffa Rapid Transit Metro Rail uses a different technology that has a Third Live Rail which is essentially old technology. Third Live Rail does not power trains by an overhead wire and as such the system is incompatible with Heavy Rail or Suburban Trains. […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

How Sydney Harbour Bridge And Heavy Rail Tunnel Will Work Together

How Sydney Harbour Bridge And Heavy Rail Tunnel Will Work Together

Sets Of Points Key To Bridge And Tunnel Integrating Effectively For Commuters Victor P Taffa Sydney Harbour Bridge has had 2 railway tracks traverse the western side of the deck since it opened on 19 March 1932. 2 railway tracks were built on the eastern side of the deck for a Northern Beaches Railway Line […]

Tramways Dispensed With For No Good Reason

Tramways Dispensed With For No Good Reason

Tramway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Sydney had the largest Tramway Network outside of London in the British Empire. Transport Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future.   Given what has gone on with closure of Tramways throughout New South Wales […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North West Heavy Rail Line As A Through Line From Day 1 Victor P Taffa North West Railway Line that is under construction will provide a far more effective Railway Line with many more services for commuters as a Through Line than a Branch Line. East Hills Line until 1984 was a Branch Line. Population […]

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Contract Awarded For East End Tram Extension Victor P Taffa Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend, after the major contract was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel?

Bass Strait Rail Transport Options Victor P Taffa Currently the Car Ferry that operates across Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania is full during peak season. A Rail Ferry that also operates across Bass Strait would increase investment in Tasmania and build the economies of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. When discussing the idea of […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. The 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. The 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that […]

Plan For AFL Teams To Play Each Other Twice Per Home And Away Series

Plan For AFL Teams To Play Each Other Twice Per Home And Away Series

03 September 2017

Greater Promotion Of Cross-Town Matches And Reduced Travel Costs For Clubs Victor P Taffa For many decades AFL/VFL Teams played each other twice per season in the Home and Away Series. Only time that there were Bye Rounds was when an uneven number of teams were in the competition. Problems with Byes are that teams […]

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Richmond Tigers AFL Boosted With Dusty Resigning

Richmond Tigers AFL Boosted With Dusty Resigning

03 September 2017

Richmond Tigers Gearing Up To Break 37 Year Premiership Drought Victor P Taffa As Richmond gears up to break its 37 Year Premiership Drought the Tigers has been boosted with Dustin Martin resigning on a newly extended contract ahead of the 2017 Finals Series. Richmond v Geelong has more than 90,000 tickets already sold for […]

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ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 8 Visits For 22 September 2017 With Day Incomplete 606 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,142 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

02 July 2017

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa 3 Visits For 22 September 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,181 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,016 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 23 August-22 September […]

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Domestic Visitors To Central Australia Up 14 %

Domestic Visitors To Central Australia Up 14 %

22 September 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Increase In Domestic And International Visitors To The Centre Victor P Taffa More visitors from Australia and overseas are making their way to Central Australia, staying longer and spending more, according to latest Tourism Research Australia (TRA) results. Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said […]

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Posted in Tourism

Gunner Govt Signs Project Development Agreement To Deliver Ship Lift Facility

Gunner Govt Signs Project Development Agreement To Deliver Ship Lift Facility

22 September 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Major Milestone for Job-Creating Ship Lift Victor P Taffa A Project Development Agreement (PDA) has been signed between the Gunner Territory Government and the Paspaley Group to deliver a Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project. This major milestone paves the way for hundreds of construction and ongoing jobs for […]

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Posted in Industry

No Change To Dates Of 2017/18 Crayfish Season

No Change To Dates Of 2017/18 Crayfish Season

22 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Crayfish Season To Be Unchanged Victor P Taffa Crayfish for Christmas is a way of life for many Tasmanians. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said the season will open on November 18 for recreational fishers and November 27 for the commercial sector the […]

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Students Registered For Premier’s Reading Challenge 19 % Up On Last Year

Students Registered For Premier’s Reading Challenge 19 % Up On Last Year

22 September 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Premier’s Reading Challenge Victor P Taffa A record 38, 994 students registered to take part, up 19 % on last year, Premier Will Hodgman said. Students spanned prep to year 6, representing 222 government and non-government schools and home education across the State. This year’s event marked the start of a […]

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Murray State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

Murray State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

22 September 2017

Murray State By-Election Announcement Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Murray District will be held on Saturday 14 October 2017. This will be an attendance election. Key Dates Time Schedule Monday, 25 September Issue of Writ Open candidate registration Start capped State expenditure […]

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Cootamundra State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

Cootamundra State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

22 September 2017

Cootamundra State By-Election Announcement Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Cootamundra District will be held on Saturday 14 October 2017. This will be an attendance election. Key Dates Time Schedule Monday, 25 September Issue of Writ Open candidate registration Start capped State expenditure […]

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Blacktown State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

Blacktown State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

22 September 2017

Blacktown State By-Election Announcement Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Blacktown District will be held on Saturday 14 October 2017. This will be an attendance election. Key Dates Time Schedule Monday, 25 September Issue of Writ Open candidate registration Start capped State expenditure […]

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Northcote District State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

Northcote District State By-Election 2017 Timetable Of Events

22 September 2017

Northcote District State By-Election Announcement Polling Day Saturday 18 November 2017 Victoria Electoral Commission Victor P Taffa A State By-Election for Northcote District will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017. This will be an attendance election. Event Date Issue of the writ Thursday 21 September Nominations open Friday 22 September Close of roll (enrolment […]

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Construction Gets Underway On New Colac Police Station

Construction Gets Underway On New Colac Police Station

21 September 2017

Victoria Minister for Police Lisa Neville Work Starts On New Colac Police Station Victor P Taffa Construction is underway on the new Colac Police Station as the Andrews Government’s investment in regional Policing continues to roll out across the state. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today met with local Police officers and toured the worksite […]

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Victoria To Host Two Match Matildas International Series

Victoria To Host Two Match Matildas International Series

21 September 2017

Victoria Minister for Sport John Eren Sporting Capital Scores Matildas Double-Header Victor P Taffa Our world-conquering Westfield Matildas are set to take on the might of China in a two-game international series exclusive to Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren and Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and co-captain Lisa De […]

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Accessibility Upgrade Now Complete For Nambour Railway Station

Accessibility Upgrade Now Complete For Nambour Railway Station

21 September 2017

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Access For All At Nambour Railway Station Victor P Taffa A multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade is now complete at Nambour station, a key transport hub and the third busiest station for commuters on the Sunshine Coast line. Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said the Palaszczuk Government’s Nambour station […]

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Brett Godfrey Appointed To Lead Tourism And Events Queensland

Brett Godfrey Appointed To Lead Tourism And Events Queensland

21 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones Brett Godfrey Appointed Tourism And Events Queensland Chair Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced Brett Godfrey as the new Tourism and Events Queensland chair. Premier Palaszczuk said Mr. Godfrey was a visionary entrepreneur with an extensive background in aviation and […]

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Collie To Have Australia’s Richest Regional Art Prize

Collie To Have Australia’s Richest Regional Art Prize

20 September 2017

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman Collie Art Gallery Launches Australia’s Richest Regional Art Prize Victor P Taffa $50,000 Collie Art Prize to boost the town’s aspiration to become a centre for the arts Collie Art Gallery has been Western Australia’s first A-class art gallery since the 1970’s Collie Art Gallery […]

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Funding To Be Provided For 8 Non-Potable Water Supply Projects

Funding To Be Provided For 8 Non-Potable Water Supply Projects

20 September 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly $12.75 Million To Rural Water Projects Victor P Taffa Project contributions to develop town and farm water supplies Funding to help clean waterways in the Lower Avon McGowan Government has committed $12.75 Million to rural water projects over the next 3 years to support regional communities in areas […]

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Leesa Vlahos Follows Jack Snelling Out The Cabinet Door

Leesa Vlahos Follows Jack Snelling Out The Cabinet Door

20 September 2017

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill Minister Vlahos Steps Down From Cabinet To Focus On Health Victor P Taffa Minister for Disabilities Leesa Vlahos has announced she will step down from the Cabinet, citing personal health reasons. “I would like to thank Leesa Vlahos for her service to the Cabinet over the past 2 years, and […]

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Water Supply Plan For Kangaroo Island To Be Updated

Water Supply Plan For Kangaroo Island To Be Updated

20 September 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter SA Water To Refresh Long-Term Plan For Kangaroo Island Water Supply Victor P Taffa SA Water will soon begin talking with Kangaroo Island residents and businesses about water supply priorities, to update the long-term water supply plan for the island. “We’ve listened to feedback […]

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Byron Bay Public School Celebrates 125 Years

Byron Bay Public School Celebrates 125 Years

19 September 2017

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes First Look At Major Upgrade For Byron Bay Public School Victor P Taffa Byron Bay Public School is celebrating its 125th anniversary today and tomorrow with reunions, a walk and procession from Apex Park to the school, displays, and an official ceremony at 11.30 am tomorrow. Byron […]

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JP’s Celebrates 50 Years

JP’s Celebrates 50 Years

19 September 2017

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman JP’s Honoured For 50 Years Of Service Victor P Taffa A ceremony today at New South Wales Parliament House has honoured more than 120 Justices of the Peace (JP’s) who have been serving the community since The Beatles ruled the pop charts and a loaf of bread cost […]

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Fiona McLeay Appointed As Victoria’s New Legal Services Commissioner

Fiona McLeay Appointed As Victoria’s New Legal Services Commissioner

19 September 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Legal Services Commissioner Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Fiona McLeay as Victoria’s new Legal Services Commissioner. Ms. McLeay is an experienced senior executive, lawyer and board director, and will replace long-serving Commissioner Michael McGarvie who steps down on 26 September. “I congratulate Ms. McLeay […]

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Fran Medina And Rodney Higgins Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

Fran Medina And Rodney Higgins Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

19 September 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Two New Appointments To The Magistrates’ Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Fran Medina and Rodney Higgins to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. “I congratulate Ms. Medina and Mr. Higgins on their appointments to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said. “They are both […]

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