Truth about trains

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS | OPINION -

IN RE­SPONSE to the let­ter re­gard­ing the trains in Mary­bor­ough, pub­lished on Novem­ber 14, I would like to ad­dress some of the mis­rep­re­sented facts re­lat­ing to the In­dian-built trains.

Un­for­tu­nately, the pre­mier and the La­bor Party have not pre­sented all the true facts about the new trains.

Firstly, Anna Bligh was the pre­mier and An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk was the trans­port min­is­ter who re­leased con­tracts to ten­der to build the trains.

The Aus­tralian com­pany Downer pulled out of the run­ning for the ten­der to build the trains, which left no Aus­tralian com­pa­nies bid­ding for the con­tract.

What we see now is the In­dian train de­ba­cle caused by many lengthy de­lays to the or­der, which can be sourced from La­bor’s trans­port min­is­ter Jackie Trad, who had made de­sign changes to the new trains.

Th­ese are the true facts about the In­dian train de­ba­cle and all the real in­for­ma­tion sources are avail­able from the in­cluded ref­er­ences.

— RICHARD KINGSTON

LNP Can­di­date for Mary­bor­ough

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