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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 […]

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 4 Visits For 20 October 2017 With Day Incomplete 580 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 925 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 15 Visits For 20 October 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,205 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,860 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 21 September-20 October […]

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Unemployment Rate Stands At 5.5 % September 2017

Unemployment Rate Stands At 5.5 % September 2017

20 October 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Trend Unemployment Rate Lowest In 4 Years Victor P Taffa Monthly trend unemployment rate has decreased by 0.2 % over the past year to 5.5 % in September 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is the lowest rate seen since March 2013 and reflects […]

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Northcote District State By-Election 2017 Candidates Announced

Northcote District State By-Election 2017 Candidates Announced

20 October 2017

Polling Day Saturday 18 November 2017 Victoria Electoral Commission Northcote District Voters Have Their Say Victor P Taffa Victoria Electoral Commission has released a list of duly nominated candidates for the Northcote District State By-Election to be held on Saturday 18 November 2017. 12 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Draw Order Candidate        […]

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South Australia’s 2017–18 Estimated Grain Harvest Revised Up To 6.7 Million Tonnes

South Australia’s 2017–18 Estimated Grain Harvest Revised Up To 6.7 Million Tonnes

20 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell South Australia’s Crop Estimate Revised Upwards Victor P Taffa South Australia’s 2017–18 estimated grain harvest has been revised upwards to 6.7 Million tonnes, from an earlier prediction of 6.4 Million tonnes, with an estimated farm gate value of $1.7 billion. Latest Crop and Pasture Report, […]

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Posted in Agriculture

Ferment The Festival Runs From 19-22 October 2017

Ferment The Festival Runs From 19-22 October 2017

20 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell Australia’s First Fermentation Festival Held In Adelaide Victor P Taffa Inaugural Ferment the Festival, kicks off today at Rundle Park showcasing some of the best fermented food and beverages made right here in South Australia. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the festival […]

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Forecast Of Ocean Currents Now Possible With New Online Mapping System

Forecast Of Ocean Currents Now Possible With New Online Mapping System

20 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell Ocean Views At Your Fingertips Victor P Taffa Ocean currents can now be forecast in real-time and high resolution, with the development of a revolutionary new mapping system. eSA-Marine website provides fishers, surfers, emergency services and marine personnel with forecasts of sea level, water temperature, […]

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Posted in Environment

Up To 1,300 Jobs Created With Magnetite Mine Expansion

Up To 1,300 Jobs Created With Magnetite Mine Expansion

20 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis Magnetite Mine Expansion To Create Nearly 1,300 New Jobs Victor P Taffa U River has announced an $800 Million expansion of their Cairn Hill magnetite mine near Coober Pedy, which the company estimates could create up to 1,300 jobs. Investment, which builds on the existing […]

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South Australia Unemployment Rate Up To 5.8 % September 2017

South Australia Unemployment Rate Up To 5.8 % September 2017

20 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Employment Kyam Maher South Australia’s Unemployment Rate Down 1% In A Year Victor P Taffa South Australia’s headline unemployment rate increased by 0.1 % to 5.8 % in September, down 1 % compared to the same time last year, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data. Headline […]

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Adelaide To Get 400 New Buses Over The Next 10 Years

Adelaide To Get 400 New Buses Over The Next 10 Years

20 October 2017

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill $300 Million Investment In Modernising Adelaide’s Bus Fleet Victor P Taffa State Government will invest $300 Million over the next 10 years for 400 new buses to service the Adelaide Bus network. “Upgrading Adelaide Metro’s fleet with 400 new buses has the potential to provide a boost to local manufacturing, […]

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Tasracing Income Up $7.27 Million For Year 2016/17

Tasracing Income Up $7.27 Million For Year 2016/17

19 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff Future Of Tasracing On Track Victor P Taffa Tasmanian racing industry can look forward to an exciting future of growth and investment according to Tasracing’s annual report tabled in Parliament today, Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government has worked hard to put the industry body onto a […]

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TasPorts Delivers A Profit Of $4.8 Million For 2016/17

TasPorts Delivers A Profit Of $4.8 Million For 2016/17

19 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding Great Year For TasPorts Victor P Taffa TasPorts has delivered a profit of $4.8 Million for 2016/17 more than triple the previous year’s result of $1.5 Million, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said. Hodgman Government came to office with a commitment to turn around those state owned companies that […]

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Territory Govt Fast-Tracks Recruitment Of 30 Police Recruits

Territory Govt Fast-Tracks Recruitment Of 30 Police Recruits

19 October 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Fast-Tracking Police Recruits for Safer Communities Victor P Taffa Territory Government has fast-tracked the recruitment of 30 experienced Police officers from around the country as part of an Accelerated Recruit Program (ARP), Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced today. Experienced Police officers will undergo an intensive 10-week training program starting […]

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Territory Govt Gives In Principle Support To Alcohol Review

Territory Govt Gives In Principle Support To Alcohol Review

19 October 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Building Safe & Vibrant Communities – NT Alcohol Review Released Victor P Taffa Territory Government has welcomed the Alcohol Policy and Legislation Review handed to government by the Chair of the Expert Alcohol Panel and former Chief Justice of the Northern Territory, Trevor Riley. Attorney-General and Minister for Health Natasha […]

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Winners Announced At 38th Governor Of Victoria Export Awards

Winners Announced At 38th Governor Of Victoria Export Awards

18 October 2017

Victoria Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis Soap Stocks And Abalone Win Victorian Export Awards Victor P Taffa Victoria’s best exporters were acknowledged at the 38th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA’s), with businesses in digital stock trading, goat soap and abalone each taking home prestigious awards. “It’s great to see such a diverse […]

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Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Passes Through Parliament

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Passes Through Parliament

18 October 2017

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Tough New Laws Passed To Strengthen Hospital Safety Victor P Taffa Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill was passed in Parliament last night. New Andrews Government laws will ensure patients in public and private hospitals and cosmetic surgery facilities receive the same level of high quality and safe […]

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170 Jobs Created On Stage 2 Of Craigie Groundwater Replenishment Scheme

170 Jobs Created On Stage 2 Of Craigie Groundwater Replenishment Scheme

18 October 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Groundwater Replenishment Works To Create Local Jobs Victor P Taffa About 170 local workers to be employed in Stage 2 of Groundwater Replenishment Scheme Expansion will double the recharge capacity of the Craigie site from 14 to 28 Billion litres Clough-Suez Water Partners awarded contract for Advanced Water […]

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Work On Stage 1 Begins At Western Australia’s First Medihotel

Work On Stage 1 Begins At Western Australia’s First Medihotel

18 October 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti Work Begins On Western Australia’s First Medihotel Victor P Taffa Site works underway for first stage of Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct Murdoch poised to become one of Western Australia’s biggest employment hubs Work has begun on the first stage of […]

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Q-CAS Fund 2017-2018 Round Now Open For Grant Applications

Q-CAS Fund 2017-2018 Round Now Open For Grant Applications

17 October 2017

Queensland Minister for Innovation Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch Queensland Government Backs Ground-Breaking Research Projects Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is supporting ground-breaking joint research including revolutionary solar battery development to drive down household energy bills, predicting crop yield from space, and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne […]

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Posted in Technology

Baringa State Primary School Opens In 2018 With 22 Classrooms Initially

Baringa State Primary School Opens In 2018 With 22 Classrooms Initially

17 October 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Education Kate Jones Baringa State Primary School Ready To Open In 2018 Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Kate Jones have confirmed the new Baringa State Primary School is on track to open for the first day of school in January 2018 after inspecting the […]

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Posted in Education

Spanning The Continent By Railway

Spanning The Continent By Railway

17 October 2017

Connecting Port Augusta To Broken Hill Victor P Taffa On 26 September, 1855 the Western Line in New South Wales opened between Sydney and Parramatta that would go all the way to Perth, Western Australia. There were 6 Railway Stations when the line opened in 1855. These were as follows: Sydney, Newtown, Ashfield, Burwood, Homebush […]

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100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

17 October 2017

100 Years Since Completion Of The Transcontinental Railway Line Victor P Taffa Transcontinental Railway Line was completed at Ooldea on 17 October 1917 and on 22 October 1917 the first train left Port Augusta, South Australia for Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.   Prime Minister Billy Hughes opened the line which was a remarkable surveying and engineering […]

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