‘Expensive feast’:At $15 million a day,Sydney’s mega rail projects hit costly speed bumps

‘Expensive feast’:At $15 million a day,Sydney’s mega rail projects hit costly speed bumps

On latest estimates,the cost of three massive rail lines sits at a staggering $56 billion.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan

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Secret documents cast doubt over cost of Sydney’s new airport rail line
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Secret documents cast doubt over cost of Sydney’s new airport rail line

The government insists the train line is on budget despite confidential documents showing it is now expected to cost $2 billion more than previously disclosed.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Push for admin fees to be slashed as part of review of Sydney tolls

Push for admin fees to be slashed as part of review of Sydney tolls

A parliamentary inquiry has found that motorists are spending $2 billion each year to use Sydney’s expanding toll road network.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Sydney’s mega rail projects running into ‘high’ safety,financial risks
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Sydney’s mega rail projects running into ‘high’ safety,financial risks

The dire risks confronting Australia’s biggest public transport projects,including safety threats and cost blowouts,are revealed in a confidential government report.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Dispute over rail entity dents trust between NSW Treasury and watchdog:report

Dispute over rail entity dents trust between NSW Treasury and watchdog:report

The report warns trust between Treasury and the auditor-general has been eroded by the stand-off last year over the controversial rail corporation.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
NSW road workers to join rail staff in walking off the job on Thursday

NSW road workers to join rail staff in walking off the job on Thursday

Hundreds of NSW road workers,construction crews and other transport staff will strike for 24 hours from early on Thursday over the government’s wages offer.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
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Sydney Harbour Tunnel tolls to stay,deeper tunnel possible for new crossing

Sydney Harbour Tunnel tolls to stay,deeper tunnel possible for new crossing

The NSW government has finally conceded that tolls will remain on the tunnel,despite the existing charging regime expiring next month after 30 years.

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Sydney commuters brace for train disruptions as workers vow to stop work

Sydney commuters brace for train disruptions as workers vow to stop work

Rail passengers face significant delays to train services on Thursday after rail workers vowed to press on with a planned four-hour stoppage.

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Redevelopment plans for historic Sydney rail workshops unveiled

Redevelopment plans for historic Sydney rail workshops unveiled

Buildings up to 28 storeys will be constructed on 10 hectares of railway land near Redfern station in central Sydney under state government plans.

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Damage to new Manly ferries to worsen,leaked report says
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Damage to new Manly ferries to worsen,leaked report says

Damage discovered on a new Manly ferry just months after it began carrying passengers is expected to worsen and occur on the other overseas-built vessels.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Qantas pilots declare ‘mayday’ due to low fuel on transcontinental flight
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Qantas pilots declare ‘mayday’ due to low fuel on transcontinental flight

The mayday call was made as the Boeing 737 aircraft faced a midair queue of planes waiting to land.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan