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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 Travel Times Between Warrnambool And Melbourne Cut By Up To 20 Minutes East End Tram Extension To Include 4 New Stops High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Bass Strait Rail Ferry Or Rail Tunnel? Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
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 […]

Travel Times Between Warrnambool And Melbourne Cut By Up To 20 Minutes

Travel Times Between Warrnambool And Melbourne Cut By Up To 20 Minutes

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews New Trains And More Services For The Warrnambool Line Victor P Taffa Andrews Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more level crossings to run new trains and extra services to Warrnambool. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Warrnambool station today, where stabling will be upgraded as part of a $114 […]

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. […]

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

High Speed Rail Allows For Faster Freight Trains

Case For Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR) Stacks Up Victor P Taffa Arguments that Capital City-Capital City HSR operating at speeds of 515 km/h does not stack up are wrong and unfounded. HSR Corridors enables faster and more profitable Freight Train operations to every Capital City. To then turn around and say that […]

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 […]

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 5 Visits For 22 August 2017 With Day Incomplete 751 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,392 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 12 Visits For 22 August 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,221 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,242 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 23 July-22 August […]

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Monthly Trend Full-Time Employment Up For 10th Straight Month In July 2017

Monthly Trend Full-Time Employment Up For 10th Straight Month In July 2017

21 August 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Full-Time Employment Growth Continues Victor P Taffa Monthly trend full-time employment increased for the 10th straight month in July 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. Full-time employment grew by a further 29,000 persons, while part-time employment decreased by 3,000 persons, underpinning a total […]

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Posted in Business

Richmond Tigers Crush Fremantle Dockers By 104 Points

Richmond Tigers Crush Fremantle Dockers By 104 Points

21 August 2017

Richmond Tigers V Fremantle Dockers Round 22 Season 2017 Victor P Taffa Richmond Tigers crushed Fremantle by 104 Points and returned to the Top 4 going into the last round of the AFL Home and Away season.   To kick more than 150 Points in a match is a good effort but to kick so […]

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Fees For BDR Identification To Be Waived

Fees For BDR Identification To Be Waived

21 August 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Territorians Urged To Get ID For BDR Victor P Taffa Territory Government will waive the fees for 2 key forms of identification from today, to ensure all Territorians have ID for the Banned Drinker Register (BDR). Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Birth Certificates and Evidence of Age […]

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Posted in Legal Affairs

ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament This Week

ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament This Week

21 August 2017

Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament Victor P Taffa Territory Government is delivering on a major election commitment with legislation to create an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) introduced to Parliament this week. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said the ICAC is critical to delivering good governance in the […]

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Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On From 6 September 2017

Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On From 6 September 2017

20 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts New Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On Victor P Taffa Mass media campaign warns Forrest Highway enforcement begins September 6, 2017 Two 27 km zones (northbound and southbound) run between Lake Clifton and Binningup Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts have launched […]

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Posted in Law & Order

Lotterywest Grant Supports Western Australia’s Youngest Budding Scientists

Lotterywest Grant Supports Western Australia’s Youngest Budding Scientists

20 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Science Dave Kelly Lotterywest Grant To Support Budding Scientists Victor P Taffa $250,000 Lotterywest grant for Scitech’s Discoverland zone Discoverland uses play to engage young children in STEM A Lotterywest grant of $250,000 will help Scitech engage and educate Western Australia’s youngest budding scientists. Science Minister Dave Kelly visited Scitech to […]

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Port Rains On Bulldogs Ballarat Party

Port Rains On Bulldogs Ballarat Party

20 August 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews 2017 Kicking Goals And Making History In Ballarat Victor P Taffa Port Adelaide has spoiled Western Bulldogs Ballarat party by overpowering the Bulldogs in the final quarter to win the first ever AFL Premiership match in Ballarat by 17 points. Western Bulldogs led all day however Port Adelaide slammed on 6 […]

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John Bradley Appointed As New Secretary To DELWP

John Bradley Appointed As New Secretary To DELWP

20 August 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews New Secretary Appointed For DELWP Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed Mr. John Bradley as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Mr. Bradley brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as Director General of the Queensland Department of Premier […]

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Posted in Environment

Renewal For Old Devonport Maternity Hospital Site

Renewal For Old Devonport Maternity Hospital Site

19 August 2017

Tasmania Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff Devonport Maternity Hospital Reborn Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to revitalising Devonport and making the area an even better place to live, work, invest and raise a family, Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff said. “For too long now, the old Devonport Maternity Hospital has been an eyesore and a […]

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Posted in Health

Cable Car For Mount Wellington Takes A Step Closer

Cable Car For Mount Wellington Takes A Step Closer

19 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for State Growth Matthew Groom Cable Car Consultation Process Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to growing the economy and creating jobs through sensitive and sensible development in the state’s natural areas, Minister for State Growth Matthew Groom said. “A cable car on Mount Wellington would be a game changer. It would […]

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To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong

19 August 2017

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. […]

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Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

19 August 2017

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 […]

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Minister Welcomes Additional Paediatric Emergency Beds For Ipswich Hospital

Minister Welcomes Additional Paediatric Emergency Beds For Ipswich Hospital

18 August 2017

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick Paediatric Emergency Beds Open At Ipswich Hospital Victor P Taffa Ipswich Hospital has opened a 4-bed paediatric emergency room to provide a dedicated treatment and waiting area for sick or injured children and their families. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the West Moreton Hospital and […]

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Minister Welcomes Upgraded Kitchen Facilities For Warwick Hospital

Minister Welcomes Upgraded Kitchen Facilities For Warwick Hospital

18 August 2017

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick New Kitchen Served Up At Warwick Hospital Victor P Taffa Warwick Hospital’s new $1.4 Million kitchen was officially opened this week, with the new facility already producing around 260 meals a day. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick welcomed the upgraded facility, which was funded by Queensland […]

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National Science Week 2017 Celebrated By Tasmanian Students

National Science Week 2017 Celebrated By Tasmanian Students

18 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff Schools Celebrate National Science Week 2017 Victor P Taffa From forensic experiments to excursions, Tasmanian students are joining the nation in celebrating National Science Week. As Australia’s annual celebration of science, National Science Week attracts over 1.4 Million people of all ages to over 1,000 events, Minister […]

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Spirit Of Tasmania Fares Down 15 %

Spirit Of Tasmania Fares Down 15 %

18 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Spirit Of Tasmania Success Sees Passengers And Freight Up With Fares Down Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government’s plan to deliver more passengers and lower fares on the Spirit of Tasmania ferries has been an unequivocal success, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said. New figures show the Spirits carried 433,925 […]

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Pilbara Boosted With Reopening Of Mine

Pilbara Boosted With Reopening Of Mine

17 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston McGowan Government Welcomes Reopening Of Pilbara Mine Victor P Taffa ConsMin’s Woodie Woodie mine to reopen in the Pilbara Expected to create 300 jobs for Western Australians McGowan Government has welcomed Chinese company Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry’s (TMI) decision to restart the Woodie Woodie mine in […]

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Project To Improve Greenwood Railway Station Now Complete

Project To Improve Greenwood Railway Station Now Complete

17 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Greenwood Railway Station Platform Shelter Extended Victor P Taffa $1.8 Million Greenwood Railway Station project now complete Extra CCTV cameras and better lighting to improve passenger safety Project involved lifting roof panels with a crane Passengers using Greenwood Railway Station now have significantly better protection from the elements […]

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Large New Screen Now Possible For Bendigo Racecourse Due To Funding Increase

Large New Screen Now Possible For Bendigo Racecourse Due To Funding Increase

17 August 2017

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula Funding Boost For Bendigo Racecourse Victor P Taffa Racegoers at the Bendigo Jockey Club will get uninterrupted views of all the on-course action, thanks to a new $320,000 big screen funded with support from the Andrews Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Bendigo Racecourse today to announce the […]

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New Pakenham Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

New Pakenham Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

17 August 2017

Victoria Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy Doors Open On New Pakenham Ambulance Station Victor P Taffa Local paramedics now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station in Pakenham. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.1 Million […]

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