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Now we even outsource our civic life to Facebook. Then why not use the trusty ABC

Now we even outsource our civic life to Facebook. Then why not use the trusty ABC

It’s time we built our own citizens’ digital network - and the national broadcaster is a good place to start.

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Cracked inner west trams no longer under warranty

Cracked inner west trams no longer under warranty

Cracked trams that were removed from Sydney’s inner west light rail are no longer under warranty, raising questions about who will pay for the repairs.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Tom Rabe
Newcastle light rail suspended due to fault with Spanish-built trams

Newcastle light rail suspended due to fault with Spanish-built trams

Newcastle’s light rail network has been suspended after a mechanical issue was found in the Spanish-built trams, which are from the same manufacturer as the cracked inner west service.

  • by Tom Rabe
Blackwattle Bay ferry among the options for suspended light rail

Blackwattle Bay ferry among the options for suspended light rail

A dedicated ferry service from Blackwattle Bay to Barangaroo will be introduced as one option for commuters left stranded by the crippled inner west light rail.

  • by Tom Rabe
NSW Transport staff to travel to UK to inspect cracked tram fleet

NSW Transport staff to travel to UK to inspect cracked tram fleet

Sizeable cracks were discovered in all 12 trams servicing the inner west light rail last month forcing the closure of the line for up to 18 months.

  • by Tom Rabe
Operator admits staff put light rail performance before safety of passengers

Operator admits staff put light rail performance before safety of passengers

Transdev Sydney made the concession in a staff note the same year it was selected to operate the city’s CBD and South-East line.

  • by James Lemon
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‘How am I going to survive this?’: Heavy burden of suspended light rail

‘How am I going to survive this?’: Heavy burden of suspended light rail

Not only does a protracted closure of the inner west light rail system pose an obvious problem for Sydney’s transport network and businesses, but also for the Perrottet government, which is now racing to find a solution before the next election.

  • by Tom Rabe
Transport Minister expects Spanish manufacturer to pay for cracked trams

Transport Minister expects Spanish manufacturer to pay for cracked trams

Rob Stokes said the state government wants the Spanish company that made Sydney’s cracked inner west trams to pay for their rectification.

  • by Tom Rabe
Cracks seen ‘opening and closing’ on inner west trams

Cracks seen ‘opening and closing’ on inner west trams

Cracks in the inner west trams are so extensive they have been seen to open and close even while travelling on straight sections of the network, a transport official has revealed.

  • by Tom Rabe
Half-price fares for light rail replacements after government backdown

Half-price fares for light rail replacements after government backdown

Commuters forced to catch replacement buses for the suspended inner west light rail will receive half-price fares after the government backed down on charging passengers in full.

  • by Tom Rabe
Light rail debacle an untimely blow for reopening city

Light rail debacle an untimely blow for reopening city

Suspension of the inner west light rail line will inconvenience commuters preparing to go back to their offices and schools.

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