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‘Next week will be worse’: Rail union threatens to ramp up industrial action on Sydney trains

‘Next week will be worse’: Rail union threatens to ramp up industrial action on Sydney trains

The union wants the NSW government to return to the negotiating table with an offer that ensures it will modify the state’s new $2.88 billion intercity train fleet.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan

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NSW rail corporation ditches rent-free offices for $1 million-a-year CBD tower
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NSW rail corporation ditches rent-free offices for $1 million-a-year CBD tower

The NSW government’s controversial rail corporation is splashing $1 million a year on plush new offices in a Sydney CBD high-rise for several dozen staff.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Train services to be slashed by up to 75 per cent during week of industrial action

Train services to be slashed by up to 75 per cent during week of industrial action

Workers will implement measures including not driving trains any faster than 60kmh, as part of protected action to protest against safety and work concerns.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
How bringing back the light rail could save Oxford Street

How bringing back the light rail could save Oxford Street

Business groups have backed calls for light rail to replace buses on Oxford Street as lockouts, lockdowns, large shopping centres and heavy traffic get the blame for the busy thoroughfare’s ailing nightlife and empty shopfronts.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Sydney train disruptions expected despite urgent talks between union, ministers
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Sydney train disruptions expected despite urgent talks between union, ministers

The rail union will push ahead with planned industrial action across Sydney’s train network next week despite the NSW government’s latest offer to resolve a standoff between the two sides.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Labor promises to dismantle state’s scandal-ridden rail corporation

Labor promises to dismantle state’s scandal-ridden rail corporation

The NSW opposition will take to the state election a policy pledge to abolish the corporation controlling the state’s railway assets.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
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NSW’s Opal transport fares to rise by 3 per cent from July

NSW’s Opal transport fares to rise by 3 per cent from July

The annual fare hike is less than the rate of inflation but double the size of the increase last year. 

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Sydney’s metro rail line under harbour blows out by $6b

Sydney’s metro rail line under harbour blows out by $6b

Nine months out from the state election, it has also emerged the first stage of the Parramatta light rail line has blown out by $475 million.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan and Tom Rabe
What we know so far about the NSW budget

What we know so far about the NSW budget

From a $4.5 billion boost for the introduction of an extra year of education and a plan to radically overhaul stamp duty, here are some measures coming in Tuesday’s state budget.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Tom Rabe and Lucy Cormack
$100m to be stripped from upgrade of Sydney’s Central Station

$100m to be stripped from upgrade of Sydney’s Central Station

A controversial rail corporation is planning to slash the cost of an upgrade to the main part of the historic sandstone station.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
NSW urged to consider private cash for big infrastructure
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NSW urged to consider private cash for big infrastructure

Close to $50 billion worth of major infrastructure projects in NSW, including a key metro line, could be funded through private capital and Australian super, according to new analysis.

  • by Tom Rabe