Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

High speed rail: Japanese bid to bring us into the game

Jacob Saulwick In Tokyo this week for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first of Japan's remarkable high-speed rail lines, the Shinkansen, former deputy prime minister and noted train buff Tim Fischer...

Sydney's first driverless train

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Jacob Saulwick North-west rail link trains will be capable of carrying 1100 people, and will run every four minutes in peak hour between Rouse Hill and Epping in the state's largest ever public private partnership.

WestConnex adviser 'engineered' traffic numbers on Lane Cove Tunnel disaster

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick One of the key advisors on Sydney’s WestConnex motorway drew up traffic figures for the disastrous Lane Cove Tunnel project to make the business case work, the Supreme Court heard on Monday.

Peter Holmes a Court and Alissa Everett put off wedding after guest dies in train crash

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Jacob Saulwick, Esther Han A friend of Peter Holmes a Court's fiancee has provided new details about the moment a freight train slammed into the back of a tram carrying the couple and wedding guests in Zimbabwe, killing a...

Sydneysiders love and hate Opal cards

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Jacob Saulwick Opal cards divide Sydney commuters into fans and skeptics.

Sundays are still special, but only from one side of the counter


Jacob Saulwick Tens of thousands of low-paid restaurant and cafe staff will lose part of their penalty rates for working on Sundays after a long-awaited decision by the industrial tribunal.

Cafe workers to lose some Sunday penalty rates

Cafe workers will lose some Sunday penalty rates

Jacob Saulwick Low-paid restaurant and cafe staff will lose some of their penalty rates for working on Sundays after a long-awaited decision by the industral tribunal.

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Victoria, NSW at odds over ride-sharing via taxi app Uber

Ben Grubb and Jacob Saulwick Motorists offering so-called "ride-sharing" services using taxi booking apps face hefty fines in NSW, but the apps could be approved for use in Victoria.

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Sydney's newest transport option

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Jacob Saulwick Fairfax transport reporter Jacob Saulwick rates Sydney's newest tram on its extended line to Dulwich Hill in the inner west.

Motor groups support push for user-pays road charges


Jacob Saulwick Motorists who drive less and stay off the road in peak hour would pay less in fuel taxes and registration fees, under proposals put forward by motoring groups.

Listen to how Jessica Camilleri threatens her father

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Jacob Saulwick Intercepted phone conversations between a senior RailCorp executive and his daughter have been heard during corruption hearing.

Government planning proposals lack merit, says Michael Deegan

Michael Deegan

Jacob Saulwick The country's chief infrastructure adviser has lashed out at the continued poor quality of planning by state and federal governments in a parting broadside as he prepares to lose his job.

Transport for NSW slammed for exessive secrecy over north-west rail link


Jacob Saulwick The state's information watchdog has hit out at Transport for NSW for excessive secrecy over the $8.3 billion north-west rail link.

Concern over age of Cootes' fuel tankers

Jacob Saulwick Fuel tankers used by the company involved in the fatal crash at Mona Vale this month are older on average than the typical Australian car, according to tightly held information made available to...

Labor's second airport to take off

Jacob Saulwick Sydney residents could be flying in and out of a major airport in western Sydney within a decade after Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said construction would start on an airport within three...

Sydney train timetable overhaul revealed

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Jacob Saulwick Jacob Saulwick reveals who are the the winners and who are the losers in Sydney's biggest train timetable change in almost a decade.

Labor baulks at decision on second airport before election


Jacob Saulwick The federal government will not nominate a site for a second airport for Sydney before the election, despite insisting one will soon be necessary.

O'Farrell still opposed to second airport despite Melbourne deal

Barry O'Farrell

Anna Patty, Matt O'Sullivan, Jacob Saulwick Premier Barry O'Farrell has refused to budge from his opposition to a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek after Victoria announced it would build a second international airport.

High-speed train built 'in two decades'

Jacob Saulwick A high-speed rail line between Sydney and Melbourne could be finished in just over 20 years, allowing travel between the two cities in less than three hours, according to a multimillion-dollar study...

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Cyclists without helmets 'likely to be risk takers'


Jacob Saulwick CYCLISTS who do not wear helmets are more likely to ride in ways that put them at risk, according to a study of more than 6700 bike riders who collided with motor vehicles.

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