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.

  • byAndrew Taylor

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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.

  • byMatt 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.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
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.

  • byMatt 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.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan andTom 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.

  • byAlexandra Smith,Tom Rabe andLucy Cormack
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$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.

  • byMatt 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.

  • byTom Rabe
Stalled industrial dispute adds $50 million to Sydney Metro costs

Stalled industrial dispute adds $50 million to Sydney Metro costs

Sydney’s biggest public transport project has been swept up in a long-running dispute between the NSW government and rail unions.

  • byTom Rabe
From the Archives 1947:Tram fare evasion test - the ‘scaling’ is easy

From the Archives 1947:Tram fare evasion test - the ‘scaling’ is easy

A Herald reporter spent June 16,1947,“scaling” the Sydney trams and filed this report. More than £100,000 had been lost to fare avoidance the previous year.

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Secret report reveals controversial NSW rail corporation told to ‘reframe’ its battered image

Secret report reveals controversial NSW rail corporation told to ‘reframe’ its battered image

Internal documents also show the government-controlled Transport Asset Holding Entity plans to spend $34.5 million on consultants over four years.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan andAdele Ferguson