Expert panel to review Cross River Rail - the Newman LNP government has announced an "expert" panel of just 3 people to review Cross River Rail in only a 4 week period. Given that considerably more time and effort was put into selecting and refining the Cross River Rail route in the first place, this is somewhat concerning. Was the Courier Mail's mistake of showing the plans of the half-baked "Cleveland Plan" instead of Cross River Rail in this article an omen of what the outcome will be from this expert panel?
Phase 2 train timetables still missing in action - reports from BrizCommuter's sources at two recent QR CRG meetings is that QR still can't say when the new timetables will be available in draft, be implemented, or in fact say anything else about the new timetables. If QR was a private company, they would be out of business if they treated customers like this!
Sydney CityRail cutting the fat - a contender for the world's most inefficient rail operator award - Sydney's CityRail will be cutting 750 middle managers, be restructured, and there are threats of up to 4,000 potential job cuts. Expect similar things to occur with Queensland's bloated QR. This document is an interesting read (thanks to RBoT member Simon for finding this):
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