Sunday, July 9, 2017
NGR - Not Going Right
9th July 2017
Not Going Right trains - community service public information campaign gains steam
Days since NGR 701 towed to Wulkuraka is now 505. Five hundred and five days in which the fundamental design problems with the trains have only been given scant regard until recently. It has only been the threats of legal action by disability groups that has forced a tacit acknowledgement that there are problems with DDA compliance and it needs fixing - we now have the ' Fixing the NGR trains ', another monumental blunder along with ' Fixing the trains '.
It will probably be many months still before we see these NGR trains in revenue passenger service. Is anyone concerned about that? We are. This is a shocking abysmal failure by the former Newman Government, followed up with more failure and bumble by the Palaszczuk Government.
Serious questions have to be asked as to why such a botched design was ordered in the first place by the Newman Government. This explains in part why mainstream media in SEQ appear to be reluctant to report on the NGR botch as it hits back at the Newman Government and the gross mismanagement by the LNP and their transport bureaucracy. The ALP have not covered themselves in glory either with their constant attempts at cover-up (surprising) and general frozen at the wheel approach, not only for NGR fail and but rail fail generally.
We have been forced into our community service public information campaign re the NGR (Next Generation Rollingstock a.k.a. Not Going Right) trains because Queensland Citizens deserve to know the sheer level of incompetence and managed deceit that lies within the corridors of power and fumble bumble bureaucracy and maladministration of this state. They deserve to know that the rail fail shambles, compounded by NGR fail, will certainly impact the 2018 Commonwealth Games as more reductions in service on their lines to pump up the Gold Coast line services.
We are so looking forward to the state election.
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