May I suggest to your readers to read this link about the green merits of buses.
After reading this article think about a trial of putting boom-gates on the Byron Bay and/or Mullumbimby rail crossings and blocking the traffic for two minutes every hour over this holiday period. It should only take a week of doing this and we will having screaming locals and business people saying NO to the return of trains through the middle of our towns.
Trains do have their place in high-population areas, which we are not.
The old train-line corridor was designed and built with technology available in 1892 but we are in 2014 and need a fast-train corridor following a completely different route.
Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay