HIGH SPEED RAILING AGAINST COSTS
I spent about about 20 minutes researching on the net and then doing a quick cashflow analysis and worked out that even if the entire population of Newcastle and the Hunter traveled return between Sydney and Newcastle 365 days a year and you wouldn’t come close to cover capital costs, let alone the cost of operating it.
Maybe when the Sydney basis has a population of 20-30 million people but I suspect by the time a VFT becomes viable between Newcastle and Sydney, it will simply be quicker and cheaper to just teleport.
-Mark from Maitland
Totally skeptical, but we totally need it. I catch the high speed train from Frankfurt to Munster (about the size of Newy) to visit the in-laws.
It’s twice as quick as the Autobahn (not the M1!).
Wifi, power points and family rooms…yes family rooms! All while going 250km/h, silky smooth whisper quiet.
Being back in Oz is like returning to a 2nd world public transport backwater. I’ve been on better public transport in Kazakhstan.
LAKE MACQUARIE PARKING WOES
Warners Bay “Village” is fast becoming the last place I want to visit or shop – and I live there.
Parking problems at MtDruitt by the Lake, who cares.
HUNTER’S VETERANS WITHOUT HOMES
This is a sad and not uncommon story for our vets from Vietnam onwards. There will be much more of this as the never ending wars continue.
How very brave of you to tell your story. Thank you Rachel for making the general public aware of your daily struggles. Kiara is one lucky girl.
SHARON RASCHKE’S FINAL BOW
There must be so many anecdotes about her as there were so many sides to her, although I only knew her in odd sorts of encounters, she always seemed to channel a vibe of “we are alive and living”- yes indeed she was a force of nature, a primal force, we had some wonderful laughs.