From last week’s article by Paul Bibby, it appears there are still people that believe a rail service on the remaining non-rail trail section or our corridor is feasible, and that leaving the rusted tracks in situ will enhance the chances of the magical return of trains!
The Tweed Shire’s 23km section of the rail trail will have already been opened by this week’s publication date, and is highly anticipated by an growing nuber of people – it is expected to be one of the greatest public assets in our region.
The rail group’s marketing body, ‘Diversified Economics Australia’, appears not to be found via search engine.
The article remarkably talks of Ballina Shire Council failing to rebuild its rail corridor, which was largely sold off after the 1954 cyclone landslides had rendered it irreparable.
It goes on to applaud Byron Shire Council for being pro-train, yet BSC has achieved absolutely no advancement towards train reinstatement for a decade, and has instead cost Byron’s ratepayers in the order of $500,000 – paying for research studies to agree with their hopeless fantasies.
‘Trail beside the rail’ advocates clearly remain happily clueless as to our corridor’s actual layout, and are best advised to go and have a good look themselves.
In the meantime, join the trail converts and go and enjoy walking and cycling effortlessly through Tweed Council’s crowning rail trail achievement.