Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Interest For The Hub Meeting Tomorrow Night Re- Safety On City Rail Trains

We have an interesting e-mail being received from a member of the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Group, regarding details of the Mount Druitt Hub Meeting organised by John Robertson, NSW Opposition Leader and NSW Opposition Spokesperson for Transport, Penny Sharpe.

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Details of the e-mail:

From the Trust Secretary of the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Group, Colin Johnston.

As background, I have appended below our most recent e-message to some 500 members and friends.  Last night, the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust convened a public meeting on the North West Rail Link proposals.  The meeting was lively, with independent expert presentation, plus commentaries on the NWRL by Hon Greg Smith SC MP - NSW Attorney-General (our local MP) and Opposition Transport Spokesperson, Hon Penny Sharpe MLC.  Hornsby Shire Council Deputy Mayor, plus a number of other Councillors, plus interested Progress Associations from affected areas also attended.  The ABC recorded much of the proceedings.

If you click on (recorded and uploaded by an independent resident, I think), that may give you an idea of the meeting.
Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust: Have your say ... Epping to Thornleigh 3rd rail email survey; ALSO North West Rail - Public Meeting Mon 29 April ...

Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust
INC - ABN 41449599554          PO Box 31, Beecroft 2119

Have your say – Epping to Thornleigh Third Rail Track
This NSW Government rail project involves the construction of some six kilometres of new freight track between Epping and Thornleigh stations on the western side of the rail corridor.  A 95-second video clip on local rail noise is accessible by double-clicking the web-link Another version of the same problem was broadcast by Channel 7 –

Residents are campaigning to have the noise reduced as part of the NSW Government’s proposed Northern Sydney Freight Corridor construction, which would bring a third rail line through our area.  Some details are accessible at  Your Trust’s EIS response [Northern Sydney Freight Corridor] is accessible at  Please forwarded this message to interested local friends and neighbours.

Have your say by clicking on
Initial summary results will be provided after 7 days.

Next Monday 29 April – Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust - PUBLIC MEETING …proposed changes to the North West Rail Link (NWRL) - 7pm for 7.30pm at Recreation Club (60-74 The Crescent, Cheltenham) 
Your Trust has invited Eco-Transit to come and present their insights on this notable down-sizing of the NWRL … including single deck carriages and the likelihood that privatisation is part of a Metro system now planned for Sydney’s long suffering North-West.  Our NSW Parliamentary representative, Hon Greg Smith, SC MP will attend.  The NSW Shadow Transport Minister, Penny Sharpe, has agreed to attend and speak briefly at our meeting.  We also expect local Councillors to attend and support resident concerns.  
To view an Eco-Transit video briefing, please click on  Your Trust’s submission on this is accessible at

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