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Accused killer Dennis Pietrobon gave prison mate a list of women he could 'have'


Dennis James Pietrobon killed himself in his cell at Parklea Correctional Centre
He was awaiting for trial for the alleged murder of Nicole Cartwright, 32, in 2018
Court heard the pair had a 'puff and play' sexual encounter, which turned violent
Former prisoner says Pietrobon, 52, gave him a list of women's phone numbers
When asked what to do with the list, Pietrobon had said, 'You can just have them'
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Prankster steals shoes from a sleeping woman and records her reaction

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A woman travelling on a Sydney train has become the victim of a cruel prank after a group of passengers hid her shoes while she was asleep.    
A man wearing a tradesman uniform, sunglasses and a black cap is seen reaching over the aisle of the carriage before taking the woman's shoes from under her seat. 
The woman, who is wearing a pink tracksuit, continues to sleep, as his friends are heard laughing in the background. 
A man wearing a tradesman uniform, sunglasses and a black cap (left) is seen reaching over the aisle of the train carriage and taking the woman's shoes (right) in the cruel prank

Northbound Sydney Trains track relocated for new Sydney Metro


Northbound Sydney Trains track relocated for new Sydney Metro
31 March 2021 (Last Updated March 31st, 2021 11:12)
The northbound Sydney Trains track in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has been moved to connect with new tracks located 20m to the west to accommodate the Metro North West Line, which will extend into the new twin metro tunnels.
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The realignment process was undertaken as the current suburban railway tracks were obstructing the new Sydney Metro. Credit: Sydney Metro.
The northbound Sydney Trains track in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has been moved to connect with new tracks located 20m to the west to accommodate the Metro North West Line, which will extend into the new twin metro tunnels.

NO more masks, singing, dancing in NSW nightclubs and huge weddings as coronavirus rules drop TODAY

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A raft of frustrating coronavirus restrictions in New South Wales have been dropped including mandatory face masks.
Major changes that came into effect at 12.01am this morning include removing the caps on funerals and weddings, allowing unlimited numbers.
All venues have also moved to the one person per two square metre rule.
Millions will be allowed to hit the dance floor and sing their hearts out when the changes come into effect at 12.01am on Monday
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the changes on Wednesday as the state went eight days without a local Covid infection
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the changes last Wednesday as the state went eight days without a locally-acquired Covid infection. 

Siemens wins contracts to upgrade Sydney rail network


Siemens wins contracts to upgrade Sydney rail network
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Siemens Mobility has been awarded two contracts worth around AU$190 million by the New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia to significantly upgrade the rail network in metropolitan Sydney, one of the busiest networks in the southern hemisphere.
This work will improve the overall efficiency and capacity of the rail network. The total contract consists of two key packages, including the introduction of a new Traffic Management System (TMS) along with the upgrading of the Sydney Trains’ network conventional signalling to a digital ETCS-L2 train control system.
This work is part of the NSW Government’s broader Digital Systems Program, a ‘once in a generation change’ to replace legacy signalling and train control technologies with modern, internationally proven, intelligent systems. The systems are due to be available for operation in 2023.

Delivery of next batch of Sydney EMUs underway

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2021-03-21T05:00:00
AUSTRLIA: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has shipped the first of the next batch of Waratah Series 2 double-deck electric multiple-units for Sydney Trains, 18 months after the contract was signed.
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New technology helps "mind gap"


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New technology helps “mind gap”
Rubber gap filler technology is being trialed at Circular Quay, to improve safety and accessibility across the Sydney Trains network.
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the technology is an innovative way of preventing people falling between the platform and the train.
“Circular Quay is one of the busiest stations and has one of the highest number of falls between the platform and train on the Sydney Trains network, with children and elderly customers most likely to fall and be injured,” Mr Constance said.
“Parts of the rail network are more than 165 years old and there is no one-stop-shop solution to preventing customer falls. Every platform has unique properties such as gradients, curves and varying heights, and requires a tailored, engineered approach.”

Commuter chaos with delays on several major Sydney train lines due to track repairs

Sydney commuters travelling into the city via the Western and North Shore lines are warned to expect delays due to repairs between Central and Town Hall.

Final day in Sydney for newly restored steam locomotive 3801 ahead of regional NSW return

Newly restored steam locomotive 3801 will operate its final day of steam train rides in Sydney today ahead of a bumper program in regional NSW in the...

oOh!Media surge sets tongues wagging

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The adland rumour mill is running hot with speculation over who’s been victorious in Sydney Trains’ long-running and highly lucrative tender for outdoor advertising.
The rumours usually hold ASX-listed oOh!Media the contract’s loser. But Sydney Trains insists that no decision has been made. It contacted bidders this week telling them to disregard the rumours, and told us the same thing on Thursday afternoon.
Sydney Trains insists no one has yet been awarded its lucrative outdoor advertising contract.  
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It is into these circumstances that we’ve been trying to explain oOh!Media’s perplexing 8.4 per cent gain on Thursday. It’s all the more confounding for coming on a day when the only major announcement should, all things being equal, portend poorly.

Sydney trains mechanical failure sparks commuter chaos and delays


A mechanical failure on the Sydney train line has sparked major delays and commuter chaos.    
Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded on the platforms after learning their trains were either delayed or cancelled on Friday morning.
The T2 Inner West and Leppington line, T3 Bankstown line and T8 Airport and South line were all affected. 
Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded on the platforms after learning their trains were either delayed or cancelled
Angry commuters have taken to social media to slam the major delays on Friday morning
Commuters travelling along the T8 line were also told to they would need to changeover at Central Station.

The $1 billion plan to increase Sydney's peak-hour train capacity

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“Moving Bankstown Line services to the new standalone metro system removes an existing bottleneck and frees up capacity to deliver more services on other lines where it’s needed,” he said.
“One billion dollars in funding ensures we’re future-proofing the existing rail network to keep pace with demand.”
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While patronage has recently pushed close to 70 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, the network spent much of 2020 operating at or below 50 per cent.
“The vaccine is going to change things and people are going to get their confidence back,” Mr Constance said.
“The vaccine is going to change things and people are going to get their confidence back.”

Costly around-the-clock guards for mural

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A cost of about $1,200 a day, a mural of our fire chief in Sydney’s inner west is getting protection worthy of Da Vinci’s masterpieces.

Ex-fire chief mural defaced hours after graffiti warning

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by Angira Bharadwaj, Adella Beaini and Joanna Panagopoulos
9th Feb 2021 11:24 AM
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Hours after NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman called on locals to not graffiti on Sydney streets for Graffiti Removal Day - a seven-metre honorary mural he unveiled has been left vandalised.
Mr Speakman inaugurated the portrait of former Rural Fire Service boss Shane Fitzsimmons yesterday and said the artwork would remove the "temptation" to graffiti.
"Graffiti Removal Day is a reminder of the scourge of graffiti that still faces us here in New South Wales. The bad news is that graffiti clean ups cost us $300m annually, but the good news is that graffiti crime is on the downward trend," he said.

Hornsby train fire: Peak-hour delays after freight catches alight in Sydney's north

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Buses replaced some services across the network.
“[The fire] has had an impact on the network and the operation for the afternoon,” Sydney Trains chief executive Suzanne Holden said.
“We’re fortunate that there’s no damage to the network or electricity but we did have to take the power down and that was really the impact on the operation, giving emergency services the opportunity to clear the network.”
Emergency services were called to Hornsby about 2pm.
Commuters experienced major delays on the Sydney Trains network after a freight train caught fire in Hornsby.
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Ms Holden said Sydney Trains was regularly updating transport apps to keep people informed about delays throughout peak hour.

The year from hell: Before and after coronavirus pictures of Australia


The year from hell: Before and after pictures show how the coronavirus pandemic changed the fabric of Australian life - but there's a glimmer of hope for a better 2021
Pictures comparing 2019 to 2020 show how the coronavirus pandemic rocked life as we know it in Australia 
The Covid-19 outbreak hit in March and the government swiftly banned travel and sent nation into lockdown
The health crisis offered little relief for Australia after the devastating and fatal 2019/2020 bushfire season 

Ransomware outed as cause of State Transit Authority outage

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Justin Hendry
on Dec 15, 2020 7:08AM
Audit confirms June cyber incident took place.
A ransomware attack was behind a three-day systems outage at NSW’s State Transit Authority earlier this year, the state’s auditor-general has confirmed.
In June, the
Sun-Herald reported that Transport for NSW was investigating an outage that insiders had described as a “malicious hack”.
It saw the bus operator revert to paper-based processes, including for the scheduling of buses, across all eight bus depots.
At the time, outgoing transport secretary Rodd Staples downplayed any link between the outage and a cyber security incident.
“Based on information to date we do not believe this is linked to any other incident. Transport for NSW continues to invest in the highest level of cyber defence,” he told

Commuters warned of train delays after truck brings down wires

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Sydney commuters are being warned of significant train delays after a truck hit overhead street wiring on Monday, with buses expected to replace trains on Tuesday morning.
Passengers travelling on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line have been warned to allow plenty of extra travel time due to the repairs.
Commuters are being warned of significant train delays after a truck hit overhead street wiring on Monday.

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