Residents have sent a strong message to the Baird government: ‘hands off our tracks’.
The majority of residents in the Ballina and Lismore electorates voted for candidates opposed to the removal of the Casino-Murwillumbah rail line for a cycle way.
It’s time to restart the conversation about using the line for regular commuter shuttles.
The $50 million set aside for ripping up the tracks can be much better spent on restoring the line for trains.
With over 4.5 million tourists to the region, the rail line is a key piece of tourism infrastructure as well as the backbone of a regional public transport system linking most of the major population centres.
TOOT is looking forward to meeting with the Members for Ballina and Lismore.
We will be presenting them with over 4,000 petition signatures calling for trains on our tracks.
Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT)