Forum puts rail talks on track
TRAINS On Our Tracks (TOOT) activists will host a rail forum this month, which will take the campaign to re-open the Casino-to-Murwillumbah rail line to another level.
Three weeks ago marked six years since a passenger service had run on the Casino-Murwillumbah line.
A proposal for a light rail servicing the two areas, with stops along the way, is supported by businesses, regional leaders and the younger generation.
TOOT president Karin Kolbe said TOOT was presently
collecting RSVPs for the forum.
“We have handpicked and invited 20 people to attend, from business organisations to regional representatives to government and community representatives,” Ms Kolbe said.
The aim is to gain collective ideas and come up with a united vision from the forum.
Ms Kolbe said the time had come to stop talking and start putting things into action.
“Enough is enough; the rail line has been used too much as a political gimmick, now it's time to get things moving,” Ms Kolbe said.
The forum is on June 29.
For more details visit www.toot.org.au