Budget 2022: Commuters Association is sceptical of how much time Sydney-Newcastle faster rail project will save

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
March 28 2022 - 6:00pm
On time running: Central Coast Commuters Association President Eddie Ellis said he was sceptical about the potential for the project to reduce travel times.

Commuter and business groups have welcomed a $1 billion project to reduce train travel times between Sydney and Newcastle, but are uncertain about how much time will end up being shaved off the trip.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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