The NSW Government’s New InterCity Fleet trains, which are now being tested on our network, are designed as ‘driver only’ trains. They are taking away the guards who currently ensure the safety of commuters while on our rail network.
An independent report by expert railway evaluators has examined the NIF operation model concluded it is not safe. You can read the full report here.
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Martin Stewart, a blind commuter, received horrific injuries when he was dragged 200m by a guardless train in Melbourne. In 2018, Minister Constance promised that no train in NSW would operate without guards in their full safety role. The New InterCity Fleet as it currently operates breaks that promise.
Not allowing guards to perform this vital safety duty is a disaster waiting to happen.
We’ve seen tragedies on trains without guards, or adequate guard services, before. We can’t afford to let that happen here in NSW.