Sydney Trains

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NSW Labor state government has found itself again with an egg on its face after it has been disclosed the new Chatswood – Epping rail line may not be able to be serviced by modern trains due to the steepness of the approaches into and out of the tunnels, which run deeply under Lane Cove River. It is obvious the engineering aspect of the tunnel was not fully researched, and the commuters will have to endure trips in the very outdated 20 to 30-year-old trains. The link costing in excess of 2.3bn dollars did not deserve a technical due diligence.

CityRail

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The pictured, contemplating CityRail employee reminded me of a very timely issue with the transport system in Sydney.

I often read a free newspaper called MX on my way home. In the reader section there is almost always a complaint against CityRail, its staff, trains and service in general. Some of the criticism is deserved and some of it is simply absurd. I wonder if all the negativity towards the service will lead to further demise of the service as the hard working people who provide it may find it hard to motivate themselves to work there.