The Byron Bay Solar Train will not be operating for six days. Scheduled maintenance involving levelling of the three-kilometre section of track will be undertaken during this time.
Byron's solar train appears to have cruised clear of its legal difficulties after a local residents’ group withdrew proceedings against the operators of the service.
The Byron Bay Railroad Company says it has clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation. The reaction from passengers has been ‘so uplifting’ according to development director Jeremy Holmes.
The much-anticipated Byron Bay solar train will be officially launched this Saturday. Public train rides from the North Beach platform on Bayshore Drive will run from 12.30 till 5pm, with live music and celebrations throughout the afternoon.
Two restored 1949 rail motor heritage carriages were delivered to Byron Bay on Friday, marking the final stages of a six year project to run a train along 3 kilometres of track from Belongil to the CBD.
The company behind the plan to run a train in Byron Bay train says the conversion of its old diesel train to solar power is on track and test runs should start in a few months.
The Belongil Action Group Association and the Sunrise Progress Association have again questioned whether a planned solar-powered rail service for Byron Bay will be realistic, give claims it could run up to 100 times per day.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People claiming the Byron Bay Rail Company's train service from Bayshore Drive into Byron Bay will be a nail in the coffin for Byron Bay couldn't more wrong.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People do need to be concerned about dirty diesel emissions, but it's very strange that those concerns are directed at one small Byron train while at the same time ignoring the many tonnes of toxic fumes being released from road transport on our roads and in our towns every day.