The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group is holding a rally on Friday at 11am outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office.
A NRRAG spokesperson said the rally would demonstrate against the lack of public transport services in the Northern Rivers region.
It would also raise concerns about ‘the Liberal government’s obvious lack of care concerning climate change and the danger on roads.
‘We are concerned about the railway tracks being ripped up while there are 4.6m tourists to the region who need transport,’ NRRAG spokesperson Beth Shelley said.
’We believe the poor, elderly and those unable to drive are entitled to the same services as those in Sydney.
‘There was $9 billion allocated to rail for Sydney in the 2014/15 budget but no rail line for the Northern Rivers.
‘We believe they’ve lied to us about the cost of reinstating the train and that they get financial support from companies that make money out of roads.
‘We are letting Thomas George know how we feel about the lack of train services.’
Ms Shelley said the rally would be followed by the Save Our Community Forum, a week later, on 22 November, at the Lismore Workers Club at 2pm.