Category: Regional

  • Hold onto your train tickets — Compensation available

    Monthly and longer ticketholders will get compensation from Connex for January for the large number of cancelled and delayed trains. While it is only a Daily ticket — more of a token than genuine compensation — and it does not apply to shorter term ticketholders who have also put up with poor train services this…

  • Country rail buy-back welcomed by transport users

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed reports that the state government will buy back the lease of the state’s country rail network from Pacific National.

  • Buy back rail lease, says transport user group

    The State Government should buy back the lease for the state’s broad gauge rail network from private operator Pacific National, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) said today. “Privatisation of the regional rail network has failed dismally,” said PTUA regional spokesman Paul Westcott. “Pacific National, and Freight Australia before them, failed to invest in the…