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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 26 Visits For 18 October 2017 With Day Incomplete 507 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 835 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 13 Visits For 18 October 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,189 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,851 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 19 September-18 October […]

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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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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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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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Colac East Kindergarten Upgrade Gets Underway

Colac East Kindergarten Upgrade Gets Underway

16 October 2017

Victoria Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos Building Better Kindergartens In The Western District Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is improving early childhood services in Colac with work set to begin on the Colac East Kindergarten upgrade. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today turned the first sod of the $389,000 upgrade which […]

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Immunisation Coverage Of Victorian 5-Year Old Kids Now Nearly 95 %

Immunisation Coverage Of Victorian 5-Year Old Kids Now Nearly 95 %

16 October 2017

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Record Immunisation Coverage For Victorian Kids Victor P Taffa Victoria has achieved its best ever immunisation coverage with nearly 95 % of 5-year old kids now protected against preventable and serious life-threatening diseases. “There is no debate around immunisation. The science is crystal clear: vaccinations are safe and save […]

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Barossa Marathon 2017 Stands To Be A Runaway Success

Barossa Marathon 2017 Stands To Be A Runaway Success

16 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell Runaway To Barossa Victor P Taffa Marathon runners will converge on the Barossa this weekend for the inaugural destination marathon series Runaway, taking place on Saturday 21 October 2017. “Barossa’s stunning landscape makes it the perfect backdrop for the first Runaway marathon event.” Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell […]

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3,500 Rose Bushes On 51 Garden Beds Comes Alive At Renmark Rose Festival 2017

3,500 Rose Bushes On 51 Garden Beds Comes Alive At Renmark Rose Festival 2017

16 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell South Australia’s Rose Festival Springs To Life Victor P Taffa Renmark will come into full bloom this weekend as flower lovers visit the region to celebrate the annual Rose Festival. Celebrating its 23rd year, the event will run for 10 days in the Riverland with a range of […]

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Pembroke State By-Election 2017 Candidates Announced

Pembroke State By-Election 2017 Candidates Announced

15 October 2017

Polling Day Saturday 4 November 2017 Tasmania Electoral Commission Pembroke Voters Have Their Say Victor P Taffa Tasmania Electoral Commission has released a list of duly nominated candidates for the Pembroke State By-Election to be held on Saturday 4 November 2017. 7 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Draw Order Candidate            […]

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Murray State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

Murray State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

15 October 2017

Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Murray Voters Go To The Polls Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released candidate First Preference Votes polled for the Murray State By-Election held on Saturday 14 October 2017. 6 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Draw Order Candidate                              Party/Independent    […]

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Cootamundra State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

Cootamundra State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

15 October 2017

Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Cootamundra Voters Go To The Polls Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released candidate First Preference Votes polled for the Cootamundra State By-Election held on Saturday 14 October 2017. 6 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Draw Order Candidate        […]

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Blacktown State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

Blacktown State By-Election 2017 First Preference Votes

15 October 2017

Polling Day Saturday 14 October 2017 New South Wales Electoral Commission Blacktown Voters Go To The Polls Victor P Taffa New South Wales Electoral Commission has released candidate First Preference Votes polled for the Blacktown State By-Election held on Saturday 14 October 2017. 4 Nominated Candidates In Ballot Paper Draw Order Candidate        […]

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Firefighters Compensation Act To Be Amended

Firefighters Compensation Act To Be Amended

14 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding More Protections For Volunteer Firefighters Victor P Taffa Career firefighters currently have access to compensation based on the presumption that some cancers may be linked to occupational exposure, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding said. “However, volunteer firefighters currently need to meet […]

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Chopper Flights To Tasman Island Opens Up New Opportunities

Chopper Flights To Tasman Island Opens Up New Opportunities

14 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment and Parks Elise Archer Another Tourism Opportunity For Tasman Island Victor P Taffa Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access, Minister for Environment and Parks Elise Archer said. Continued […]

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Top End Mangoes Now Exported To Singapore

Top End Mangoes Now Exported To Singapore

14 October 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Boosting NT Economy With Territory Mangoes On The World Stage Victor P Taffa Northern Territory mango farmers are experiencing a bumper crop this year and, in a further boost for sales, Top End mangoes are being flown directly from Darwin to Singapore. Minister for Primary […]

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Lighting Upgrade For TIO Stadium

Lighting Upgrade For TIO Stadium

14 October 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Towering Up At TIO Stadium Victor P Taffa TIO Stadium will see the light, following the installation of a fifth light tower and the upgrade of existing infrastructure that will open up opportunities for digital broadcasting quality vision at evening matches. Installation is part of the […]

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Water Minister Reminds Residents To Be Ready For Bushfire Season

Water Minister Reminds Residents To Be Ready For Bushfire Season

13 October 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly Water Corporation Is Ready For Bushfire Season And Asks The Same Of Residents Victor P Taffa An independent water supply is vital when planning to stay and defend during a bushfire Water Corporation prepares for the bushfire season with new incident response van and purpose-built facility Water Minister […]

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Health Minister Launches New Dedicated Employee Engagement Process

Health Minister Launches New Dedicated Employee Engagement Process

13 October 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Better Engagement Makes For Healthier And Happier Employees Victor P Taffa New employee engagement process to be implemented in Western Australia health system Dedicated surveys and forums enable staff to share concerns and raise issues McGowan Government boosts engagement initiatives to lift staff morale Health Minister Roger Cook […]

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State Govt Updates Water Allocation Policy For River Murray Irrigators

State Govt Updates Water Allocation Policy For River Murray Irrigators

13 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter Riverland Irrigators Win With Extra Allocations Pledged For Dry Years Victor P Taffa State Government has updated its water allocation policy to ensure that River Murray irrigators will receive sustainable allocations in dry years, protecting jobs and supporting local industries. “Water resources of the […]

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FloodMon Monitoring System To Be Introduced

FloodMon Monitoring System To Be Introduced

13 October 2017

South Australia Minister for Emergency Services Chris Picton New Flood Management And Warning System For South Australia Victor P Taffa New flood monitoring systems (FloodMon) which can help predict flash-flooding is set to revolutionise the way authorities manage the risk of flood impacts across the State. “Flood is a costly and dangerous natural hazard and […]

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