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Spanning The Continent By Railway 100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway To Say Heavy Rail Trains Are Old Or Slow Is Wrong Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks 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
 
Spanning The Continent By Railway

Spanning The Continent By Railway

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 […]

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

100 Years Since West Linked East By Railway

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 […]

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 […]

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 Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that was abandoned in […]

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

ISPUT Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2018

ISPUT (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics ISPUT Website (Improve Sydney Public Transport) Contains And Supports: Heavy Rail that connects with all other lines, 3 Light Rail routes, National Network Page, Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail aka Japan’s Bullet […]

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The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

The Southern Thunderer Daily Visit Statistics And Page Views

14 March 2018

The Southern Thunderer (TST) Daily Visits And Page Views Over Last 30 Days Victor P Taffa Statistics courtesy of Google Analytics 13 Visits For 21 March 2018 With Day Incomplete 2,243 Total Visits Over Last 30 Days 3,113 Total Page Views Over Last 30 Days The Southern Thunderer Visits Are Higher During State And Federal […]

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Northern Territory Fisheries Division To Gain A New Headquarters

Northern Territory Fisheries Division To Gain A New Headquarters

16 March 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles New $5.3 Million Home For Fisheries Northern Territory Creates Jobs Victor P Taffa Following an extensive public tendering process involving a tender assessment panel, local company Jaytex Construction Pty Ltd has been selected to construct new headquarters for the Fisheries Division of the Department of […]

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International Survey Highlights Increased Northern Territory Visitor Numbers

International Survey Highlights Increased Northern Territory Visitor Numbers

16 March 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss International Visitor Survey Supports Turbocharging Tourism Plan Victor P Taffa Tourism Research Australia has released the results from the latest international Visitor Survey (IVS) for the year ending December 2017 providing insight into international visitor trends to the Northern Territory in comparison to the rest of […]

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Report Released On Indigenous Australians Affected With Varying Cancers

Report Released On Indigenous Australians Affected With Varying Cancers

16 March 2018

Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare Indigenous Australians Affected By Cancers Associated With Preventable Risk Factor Victor P Taffa Indigenous Australians are 1.4 times as likely to die from cancer as non-Indigenous Australians Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians are more likely […]

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Final Make Up House Of Assembly Tasmania State Election 2018

Final Make Up House Of Assembly Tasmania State Election 2018

16 March 2018

Polling Day Saturday 3 March 2018 Tasmania Electoral Commission House Of Assembly 2018 Declared Members Victor P Taffa Tasmania Electoral Commission has released the Final Make Up of duly elected members for the House Of Assembly following completion of vote counting from the State Election that was held on Saturday 3 March 2018. There are […]

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Caroline Spencer Appointed As Western Australia’s New Auditor General

Caroline Spencer Appointed As Western Australia’s New Auditor General

15 March 2018

Western Australia Treasurer Ben Wyatt Treasurer Congratulates New Western Australia Auditor General Victor P Taffa Caroline Spencer announced as Western Australia’s new Auditor General Appointment to take effect from May 28, 2018 for a 10-year term First female Auditor General in Western Australia Treasurer Ben Wyatt has today announced Caroline Spencer will take up the […]

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60 Stand-Alone Power Systems To Be Installed In South West Interconnected Network

60 Stand-Alone Power Systems To Be Installed In South West Interconnected Network

15 March 2018

Western Australia Minister for Energy Ben Wyatt Stand-Alone Power Bring Opportunities For Western Australia Companies Victor P Taffa Up to 60 Stand-alone Power Systems to be installed in demonstration project Regional locations have been selected throughout the Western Power network Opportunities for Western Australia companies to supply equipment, systems and maintenance during the trial period […]

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Skilling Queenslanders For Work Applications Open Until 12 April 2018

Skilling Queenslanders For Work Applications Open Until 12 April 2018

15 March 2018

Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman Engineering Paves The Way To Jobs Victor P Taffa All 15 participants in the last round of Challenge Employment and Training’s Pathways to Engineering graduates have secured employment with a leading manufacturing company. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman at Challenge’s training facility today […]

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Egyptian Mummies Exhibition At Queensland Museum 16 March-26 August 2018

Egyptian Mummies Exhibition At Queensland Museum 16 March-26 August 2018

15 March 2018

Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch Queensland Museum Gets Mummified Victor P Taffa Six Egyptian Mummies will make Queensland Museum their home until August. Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch today officially launched the Queensland Museum exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, which includes 200 objects and has come to Queensland exclusively from the […]

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New South Wales Takes Centre Stage In Hollywood

New South Wales Takes Centre Stage In Hollywood

14 March 2018

New South Wales Minister for the Arts Don Harwin New South Wales Locations Audition For Hollywood Victor P Taffa New South Wales is centre stage in Hollywood this week as industry heavyweights discover that our state has the natural backdrop for almost any movie. More than 50 inspiring New South Wales landscapes, including sandscapes (north […]

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Major Crime Categories Trending Down In New South Wales

Major Crime Categories Trending Down In New South Wales

14 March 2018

New South Wales Minister for Police Troy Grant Proactive Policing See Crimes Rates Stable Or Falling Victor P Taffa Latest quarterly crime statistics released today show 16 of the 17 major crime categories in New South Wales were stable or falling in the 24 months to December 2017. Minister for Police Troy Grant welcomed the […]

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Gippsland Line Upgrade Includes Additional Station Platforms And Car Parks

Gippsland Line Upgrade Includes Additional Station Platforms And Car Parks

14 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Half A Billion Dollar Gippsland Line Upgrade Kicks Off Victor P Taffa Work has begun on the $530 Million Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will deliver more frequent, reliable train services for passengers in Victoria’s east. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet […]

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Andrews Govt To Build Ararat A New Fire Station

Andrews Govt To Build Ararat A New Fire Station

14 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino New Fire Station For Ararat Victor P Taffa A new fire station will be built in Ararat thanks to the Andrews Government, delivering a major boost to one of the state’s oldest brigades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Ararat today to announce the state-of-the-art station will […]

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Building Futures Program Provides Opportunity For Apprentices

Building Futures Program Provides Opportunity For Apprentices

13 March 2018

Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman Building Futures For School-Based Apprentices In Ipswich Victor P Taffa 14 school based apprentices and 40 construction students will start work on an Ipswich house renovation project today. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman today visited the Building Futures Program house undergoing renovation at […]

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Southern Queensland Graziers Urged To Vaccinate Livestock Against Anthrax

Southern Queensland Graziers Urged To Vaccinate Livestock Against Anthrax

13 March 2018

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Farmers Reminded To Vaccinate To Prevent Livestock Deaths Victor P Taffa Graziers in Southern Queensland are urged to vaccinate their livestock against anthrax to prevent unnecessary cattle and sheep deaths. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said there had been a recent anthrax case near St. […]

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Andrews Govt Announces $15 Million Boost For Agricultural Technology On Farms

Andrews Govt Announces $15 Million Boost For Agricultural Technology On Farms

13 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Victoria The AG Tech Hub Of Australia Victor P Taffa Victoria’s farmers have been given a digital boost with the Andrews Government today announcing $15 Million to enhance agricultural technology on farm. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford made the announcement at the inaugural AgTech Summit in Melbourne, which will […]

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Andrews Govt Announces Sites For New Schools

Andrews Govt Announces Sites For New Schools

13 March 2018

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews New School Sites To Build The Schools Of The Future Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is getting on with building the new schools Victorian families need, with a new package to buy land for more than a dozen new schools across Melbourne’s fastest growing areas. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for […]

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$3 Million Upgrade Of Fremantle Passenger Terminal Announced By Premier

$3 Million Upgrade Of Fremantle Passenger Terminal Announced By Premier

12 March 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Fremantle Passenger Terminal To Get $3 Million Refresh Victor P Taffa McGowan Government commitment to rejuvenate Fremantle Passenger Terminal Part of State Government’s strategy to boost cruise ship tourism and jobs in Western Australia Follows funding […]

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Western Australia Celebrates Sustainable Seafood Week 12-18 March 2018

Western Australia Celebrates Sustainable Seafood Week 12-18 March 2018

12 March 2018

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Let’s Celebrate Sustainable Seafood Week In Western Australia Victor P Taffa Western Australia a world leader for sustainable fisheries An unprecedented 8 Western Australia fisheries independently certified as sustainable Sustainable Seafood Week runs from March 12-18 with a range of events celebrating Western Australia seafood Fisheries Minister Dave […]

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