Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



16 October 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure

Hobart light rail

Claims that the former freight rail line to Macquarie Point has been removed are false. The rail line remains in place.

Some disused spur lines and shunting lines within the Macquarie Point boundaries that are secondary to the main line have been removed.  These were lines used for heavy freight operations, which are now redundant.

Contrary to the claims being made, the Government is working closely to facilitate the vision of a light rail service to Hobart’s northern suburbs. That’s why, last week I toured the southern rail corridor with the Hon Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, examining possibilities for the light rail to be further progressed as part of the Hobart City Deal.



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