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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 22 Visits For 20 September 2017 With Day Incomplete 620 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 1,194 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 26 Visits For 20 September 2017 With Day Incomplete 1,216 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 2,054 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal Elections Period 21 August-20 September […]

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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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Kingaroy QCWA Celebrates As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland

Kingaroy QCWA Celebrates As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland

18 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier Praises Work Of Kingaroy QCWA As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk repeated her praise of the outstanding service the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) has given for the last 95 years at an afternoon tea function with members of the Kingaroy branch. Kingaroy was […]

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Architect Appointed For Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment Project

Architect Appointed For Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment Project

18 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Acting Minister for Health Yvette D’Ath $62 Million Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment Project Reaching Milestones Victor P Taffa Planning for Kingaroy Hospital’s $62 Million redevelopment is well underway with the appointment this week of an architect to commence work on the project design. Conrad Gargett, one of Australia’s most experienced health […]

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Humpty Doo Barramundi Achieves Global Recognition

Humpty Doo Barramundi Achieves Global Recognition

18 September 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Global Recognition For Humpty Doo Barramundi Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Michael Gunner has congratulated Humpty Doo Barramundi on achieving globally-recognised certification. This reaffirms to the world that the Territory’s seafood is not only top quality but of the highest environmental standard. Humpty Doo Barramundi has become the first […]

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Gunner Govt Launches First Inaugural Northern Territory Health Excellence Awards

Gunner Govt Launches First Inaugural Northern Territory Health Excellence Awards

18 September 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Northern Territory Health Excellence Awards Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government is launching its first inaugural Northern Territory Health Excellence Awards. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Territorians want and deserve high quality health services and to achieve that we have to celebrate examples of excellence in this […]

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Tasracing Operates On Sustainable Financial Basis For First Time Since 2009

Tasracing Operates On Sustainable Financial Basis For First Time Since 2009

17 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff Profit Boost For Tasracing Means Stakes Increase For All Racing Codes Victor P Taffa Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff said when Tasracing releases its annual report in coming weeks it will show: Profit of $0.371 Million for 2016/17, Profit of $0.18 Million in 2015/16, Loss of $1.2 Million in […]

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Royal Hobart Hospital Opens New Ward With 9 Beds

Royal Hobart Hospital Opens New Ward With 9 Beds

17 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson New Beds At Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Now Open Victor P Taffa 9 new beds and treatment recliners opened this morning at the Royal Hobart Hospital in a brand new ward and are now taking patients, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. “Hodgman Government made a commitment to restore […]

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McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

17 September 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Two Important Judicial Appointments Announced Victor P Taffa Judge David Parry appointed as Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal Belinda Lonsdale appointed as judge of the District Court of Western Australia Appointments will become effective from October 9, 2017 McGowan Government has appointed Judge David Parry as Deputy […]

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2&5 Promotional Campaign Launched To Encourage Better Eating Habits

2&5 Promotional Campaign Launched To Encourage Better Eating Habits

17 September 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray Healthway And Little Athletics Promote Healthy Era For Western Australia Kids Victor P Taffa 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day (2&5) $160,000 over 2 years to encourage young Western Australian athletes to eat healthy […]

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Toyota AFL Season 2017 Finals Series Week 3

Toyota AFL Season 2017 Finals Series Week 3

17 September 2017

Toyota AFL Week 3 Finals Victor P Taffa AFL has announced Week 3 of Season 2017 Toyota AFL Finals Series Matches following the conclusion of Week 2 Finals Series Matches. Program Of Matches (All Times Are Local) Friday, September 22 First Preliminary Final Adelaide v Geelong at Adelaide Oval, 7.20 pm ACST   Saturday, September […]

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Toyota AFL Season 2017 Finals Series Week 2 Results

Toyota AFL Season 2017 Finals Series Week 2 Results

16 September 2017

Toyota AFL Week 2 Finals Victor P Taffa Results for Week 2 of Season 2017 Toyota AFL Finals Series Matches are as follows: Program Of Matches (All Times Are Local) Friday, September 15 Second Semi-Final Geelong v Sydney at the MCG, 7.50 pm AEST Geelong v Sydney Geelong          G B T 1st Quarter       3.1.19 […]

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New Short Stay Intervention Unit Opened At Logan Hospital By Minister

New Short Stay Intervention Unit Opened At Logan Hospital By Minister

16 September 2017

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick $7.5 Million Investment In Frontline Services At Logan Hospital Victor P Taffa A $7.5 Million new short stay intervention unit was today officially opened at Logan Hospital as the Palaszczuk Government continues to provide specialised support for people with drug and alcohol problems. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron […]

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200 Days To Go Until Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

200 Days To Go Until Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

16 September 2017

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones 200 Days Until We Share The Dream Victor P Taffa In just 200 days the eyes of the world will be on the Gold Coast as the 2018 Commonwealth Games begin. Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said delivery of the Games was on track but […]

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