People across New South Wales know that public transport under this Liberal Government is a nightmare. Hundreds of people marched through Sydney this past weekend in the Fix NSW Transport City Lantern Walk. The march was endorsed by local groups including the WestConnex Action Group, No WestConnex: Public Transport not motorways, EcoTransit Sydney, Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance, BIKESydney, the Australian Rail, Train and Bus Industry Union, and Better Planning Network.
Participants brought their passion and creativity to the march, crafting elaborate and stunningly beautiful lanterns that lit up the city streets. Participants came with many concerns, including the botched rollout of the CBD and South East Light Rail; the reckless sell-off of inner-west bus services and the disastrous changes to the train timetable; the privatisation of our rail lines; the need for fare equity for international students; the decision by this Government to put politics before the upgrades of our train stations; and the disaster that is WestConnex. I congratulate the organisers of the lantern walk and everyone who took part.