MP pledges to bring back train
THE preservation of the Casino-Murwillumbah rail corridor was resoundingly endorsed at the Regional Rail Forum in Byron Bay on Tuesday.
The forum was called by lobby group Trains on our Tracks (TOOT).
Attendees also agreed that identifying a future coastal corridor from NSW to QLD was vital.
Ballina MP Don Page reiterated the State Nationals 2007 election pledge to get rail services running on the line if the coalition win office in the March 2011 state election.
The group also resolved to get an updated engineering assessment on the condition of the line.
It was also discussed as to whether the 132km of the line should be devided into sections to make re-opening the line more feasible.
Sections considereed were Byron to Lismore, Mulumbimby to Bangalow, Bilinudgel to Bangalow, and so on.