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June 20, 2021

What about riding on the rails?

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In regards to the stoush between those that would preserve the Murwillumbah railway line for future railway operations, and those that would remediate the space for use by walkers and cyclists, has anyone looked at what RailTrack Riders of Maydena, Tasmania are doing with their disused railway?

Perhaps something akin could be an acceptable middle ground that would not require expensive and prolonged works.


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  1. We could have had this on the Murwillumbah line years ago but the woman in Geoff Provest’s office was so dimwitted she was a hindrance making nothing possible .

  2. This is an excellent idea. A quick and cheap way of introducing tourism to the line without spending huge amounts removing it. Millions would be saved by not removing the tracks, and the proposed rail-bike’s very light weight means that refurbishment costs would be again substantially reduced. Great idea.

  3. It will never happen because the National Party are anti rail proven by the fact that Provest campaigned during his 2007 election for the return of the rain and since then nothing has happened .

    • Correction : replace rain with train , it seems either the Echo or I have a Trojan in our system changing words around as I hit the post button as I have experienced before here . I proof read it before I sent it .


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