Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay
The local train groups didn’t have any strategies or options in place that would correspond and work with the 2011 Tweed Shire Transport Strategy document, and as such they ruined any chance of getting trains for the Northern Rivers. The Tweed shire states in this document that a train system will most likely follow the Pacific Highway corridor as that best suits the population growth regions of their Shire.
The train groups ie TOOTs and NRRAG didn’t show any interest or support for this route and instead used the following options to give this region slow trains.
This groups options are:
1: Trains on the old corridor
2: Trains on the old corridor
3: Trains on the old corridor
4: Trains on the old corridor.
Even the new mayor of Tweed shire must not have read the Transport Strategy document , talk about an oversight.
These train groups are so blinkered that they haven’t looked at other options for a train system on the Northern Rivers and we also lost any chance of the High Speed Rail line (that can also be used for normal outer urban trains ) that was on the short list for going thru Lismore and Mullumbimby to the Gold Coast and Brisbane . We had a chance of getting this but for the noisy and misguided of not wanting anything but ‘Trains on our old corridor ‘.