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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Garry Bailey Appointed As Chair Of Road Safety Advisory Council

Garry Bailey Appointed As Chair Of Road Safety Advisory Council

13 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding New Chair Of The Road Safety Advisory Council Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding announced that Mr. Garry Bailey has been appointed as the Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) for the next 3 years. RSAC fulfils a very important role in the development of […]

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Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Tram Testing Underway

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Tram Testing Underway

11 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Trams On The Track For Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Victor P Taffa Power is on, the track is done and last night Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 reached a new milestone with testing of trams beginning last night. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who was […]

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Downer EDI Confirmed For Pipeline Of Projects At Maryborough Workshop

Downer EDI Confirmed For Pipeline Of Projects At Maryborough Workshop

11 September 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Maryborough Wins With Downer In Line For $70 Million Of Projects Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has today confirmed a $70 Million pipeline of projects for Downer EDI’s Maryborough workshop. Visiting Downer’s Maryborough workshop today Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this was a huge boost to the […]

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Security To Be Improved For Salisbury Railway Station Ticket Gates

Security To Be Improved For Salisbury Railway Station Ticket Gates

11 September 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Ticket Gates Boost Security At Salisbury Railway Station Victor P Taffa New ticket gates have been installed at the Salisbury Railway Station as part of a $2.1 Million package to reduce fare evasion which costs the public transport network millions of dollars each year. “Our Government […]

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Works On Koumala-Bolingbroke Road To Start Next Month

Works On Koumala-Bolingbroke Road To Start Next Month

04 September 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Steven Miles Detour Due To Cyclone Debbie Soon To See Safety Upgrade Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is working hard to make life easier for residents impacted by Cyclone Debbie, with works worth $4.5 Million expected to start next month on Koumala-Bolingbroke Road to improve safety. […]

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Last 8 Of 190 Km Diamantina Developmental Road Paved And Sealed

Last 8 Of 190 Km Diamantina Developmental Road Paved And Sealed

04 September 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Roads Road Safety and Ports Steven Miles Diamantina Development Paves Way For Better Outback Experiences Victor P Taffa One of Queensland’s most remote roads has had a major safety upgrade, with locals and tourists alike now set to benefit. Palaszczuk Government has just completed $5 Million worth of works on the […]

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Federal Government Transport Policy Blunders At North Strathfield

Federal Government Transport Policy Blunders At North Strathfield

30 August 2017

North Strathfield Rail Overpass Widening For 6 Tracks Looks To The Future Victor P Taffa Federal Governments both Labor and Liberal have ignored State Governments and Commuter needs on the Northern Line at North Strathfield over many decades. Homebush-North Strathfield Double Track Rail Overpass Line Under the Prime Ministership of Paul Keating the duplicated railway […]

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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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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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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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How Sydney Harbour Bridge And Heavy Rail Tunnel Will Work Together

How Sydney Harbour Bridge And Heavy Rail Tunnel Will Work Together

12 August 2017

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 […]

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Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill To Streamline Taxi Charges

Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill To Streamline Taxi Charges

11 August 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Better Services Cheaper Fares And A Stronger Industry Victor P Taffa Andrews Government’s comprehensive reforms to taxi and hire car services have passed parliament, paving the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the passage of […]

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Legislative Council Inquiry Hears That King Island Will Receive New Larger Vessel

Legislative Council Inquiry Hears That King Island Will Receive New Larger Vessel

10 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding New Ship For King Island Likely By The End Of This Year Victor P Taffa Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding advised the Legislative Council inquiry into King Island shipping that the current temporary vessel, the Investigator, is likely to be replaced by a substantially larger, and more fit for […]

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West End Will Join Old RAH Site By Tram Extension Along North Terrace

West End Will Join Old RAH Site By Tram Extension Along North Terrace

09 August 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan New Public Transport Arrangements To Service The New Royal Adelaide Hospital Victor P Taffa A new free bus shuttle service on North Terrace will connect the old and new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) sites from next month. “Opening of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital next month […]

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Sky Train Will Extend Sydney’s Richmond Line To Mount Victoria

Sky Train Will Extend Sydney’s Richmond Line To Mount Victoria

06 August 2017

Branch Lines Need To Connect With Through Lines Victor P Taffa Sky Trains are being installed on the North West Line and in operation on the Eastern Suburbs Line provides the solution to extend the Richmond Line to Mount Victoria. Currently Richmond Railway Station is below sea level and a Sky Train removes one of […]

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Tramways Dispensed With For No Good Reason

Tramways Dispensed With For No Good Reason

05 August 2017

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 […]

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Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

05 August 2017

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 […]

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Currently Commuters Comes Last On Strathfield-Hornsby Northern Line

Currently Commuters Comes Last On Strathfield-Hornsby Northern Line

03 August 2017

Decades Of Successive Government’s Ignoring Investment On The Line Victor P Taffa Labor promised 4 Tracks on the Strathfield-Hornsby Northern Line in 1949 that shows they have ignored the concerns of commuters over several decades. Meadowbank Railway Station Consider that Labor gave Meadowbank Railway Station a cheap Pedestrian Overpass at Meadowbank Railway Station in 2007 […]

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