AUSTRALIAN TRAFFIC SAFETY regulator has been asked to review a decision to put trains running on a third-party platform at Sydney’s Pearson airport on the same track as the current Sydney Harbourlink trains.
The decision came as a result of the NSW Government’s decision to stop using a third party for trains, which is being criticised by the NSW Chamber of Commerce.
Transport Minister Anthony Roberts said the decision had been made in consultation with industry, the industry association, the NSW Chambers of Commerce and the Australian Trains Association.
“We have to make sure the trains are running in the same condition that they were in, and I think that’s the right approach,” he said.
But the NSW Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has now written to Transport Minister Anthony Robertson asking for the review.
Robertson said the Government had “no choice” but to implement the third-parties on the existing tracks, but that the change would be reviewed once the trains were running.
CASAs decision to scrap third party trains at Pearson Airport is likely to be overturned by the regulator, industry group the NSW Industry Council has said.
Topics:federal—state-issues,airport,airports,government-and-politics,parliament,sydney-2000,sydney-airport-2020,newcastle-2300,vic,canberra-2600More stories from New South Wales