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Rally for Rail, Newcastle, 14 December 2014 (1/2)

Dr Faruqi MLC (18.12.14): "With just over a week to go until the Government plans to cut the Newcastle rail line, this parliamentary report reaffirms that there is absolutely no basis or evidence underlying this decision."..more

7.15am Train from Sydney Central to Newcastle City

Federal transport spokesperson, for the Greens, Senator Janet Rice and NSW MLC Mehreen Faruqi travelled to Newcastle from Sydney Central, on the 7.15, to the "Rally for the Rail!

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Newcastle Station to Pacific Park

Newcastle Station was crowed with hundreds who had entrained for the rally, between Sydney Central and Newcastle.

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Rally Pacific Park

Hundreds more were already gathered in Pacific Park, Newcastle

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March from Pacific Park to Civic Park

The marchers to Civic Park filled the whole route.

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Rally Civic Park

Thousands gathered under the few remaing trees in Civic Park.

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March from Pacific Pk to Civic Pk


Watch the Rally for Rail, Newcastle Video

Go to more photographs on page 2

More about Newcastle

Wikipedia: Newcastle, New South Wales

Location of Newcastle: 32° 55′ 0″ S, 151° 45′ 0″ E (-32.916667, 151.75)

Media Coverage

  • "Thousands of Hunter commuters rally against NSW government's plan to cut Newcastle heavy rail line" - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • "Cries of "Save our rail, save our city" and the direct "Don't cut the rail" echoed through Newcastle's east end as protesters marched against the impending rail truncation, closing streets as they passed." - The Newcastle Herald
  • "Save Our Rail president and Dungog resident Joan Dawson addressed up to 3000 people at the rally after the crowd marched down Hunter Street to Civic Park." - Maitland Mercury
  • "Commuters from the Central Coast, Maitland and the Hunter will be seriously disadvantaged. Many will be forced into cars, resulting in traffic gridlock,’’ he said." - The Star

Community Groups

  • Save our Rail
  • "Joan Dawson from Save Our Rail said she is determined to prevent the Boxing Day truncation of the line. 'Save Our Rail is not going to give up that easily,' she said." - www.railpage.com.au

Page last updated 18 December 2014