Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

WestConnex 'no help' to Sydney Olympic Park traffic nightmare

Jacob Saulwick ANZ Stadium and other venues around Olympic Park at Homebush Bay are appealing to the state government to modify plans for the WestConnex motorway to better reduce the area's crippling traffic...

Sydney's road and rail tunnels will require a million truck movements to cart the spoil

Jacob Saulwick Sydney motorists will soon be sharing the roads with 30-tonne trucks making around a million trips to and from major transport construction sites, carting dirt and rock.

Sydney CBD speed limit to drop to 40km/h from Saturday

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Sydney traffic conjestion viewed from Sydney Tower on September 24, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Jacob Saulwick Motorists will no longer be able to drive above 40km/h in Sydney's central business district – if they were ever able to.

Comments 56

Road pricing too touchy a subject for NSW election

Sydney traffic.

Jacob Saulwick A state parliamentary committee will not release a report into the prospect of greater pricing on NSW roads until after the election because of the political sensitivity of the issue.

Comments 22

Woman dead after Taree stabbing

Police sign

Jacob Saulwick One woman is dead and another is being treated in hospital after reports of a stabbing at Taree, on the NSW mid-north coast.

Sydney Trains jobless unit to be disbanded after new agreement reached

Sydney train

Jacob Saulwick Hundreds of rail workers are likely to lose their jobs in the next year after staff agreed to a new workplace agreement that removes key job security clauses.

Comments 29

More trucks on Sydney roads as government fails to hit rail share targets

Congested: As the volume of goods and traffic flowing through Port Botany expands, roads are becoming increasingly crowded.

Jacob Saulwick The NSW government is failing in its aim of moving an increasing proportion of freight throughout Sydney on rail, leading to more heavy trucks on the road.

Confusion reigns as WestConnex hits property values

Jacob Saulwick, Toby Johnstone The official plans for the WestConnex will not be available until mid-2015 but already buyers and sellers are hustling to avoid living next to a smoke stack.

Railways staff vote to remove clause preventing forced redundancies

Sydney train

Jacob Saulwick The days of a job for life on Sydney's railways are officially over. Staff from Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink have voted to approve a new workplace agreement that removes, for the first time in...

Hundreds of buses to replace Epping to Chatswood rail line for seven months

Fast forward: an artist's impression of the new trains, expected to start rolling in 2019.

Jacob Saulwick A fleet of about 75 buses running hundreds of services a day will be required to replace the Epping to Chatswood rail line for more than half a year when it is shut for works to prepare it for the...

Comments 26

Epping to Chatswood line to be shut for months for north-west rail link

Fast forward: an artist's impression of the new trains, expected to start rolling in 2019.

Jacob Saulwick The Epping to Chatswood rail line will be shut for months under the terms of a $3.7 billion contract signed this week for a private operator to run the adjoining north-west rail link to Rouse Hill.

Comments 142

Gladys Berejiklian: North-west rail link trains to run every four minutes, 98 per cent on time

Train

Jacob Saulwick Trains on the north-west rail link will run every four minutes in peak hour when the line opens in early 2019, the NSW government said on Tuesday morning, following the signing of a $3.

Deadlines loom for Badgerys Creek airport at last

Monopoly: Sydney Airport Corporation has a fierce reputation for protecting its interests.

Jacob Saulwick, Matt Wade Some time in the next week or so contractors will begin picking their way around the small farms, abandoned football fields and neglected public housing that sits on 1700 hectares of government-owned...

Half a million dollar fine for Cootes Transport a wake-up call for transport companies, says Roads Minister Duncan Gay

Duncan Gay, who has called for rigorous testing to prevent further safety breaches.

Jacob Saulwick, Louise Hall The NSW Roads Minister has seized on a half-million dollar fine issued to a trucking company to renew calls for more stringent inspection standards across the country.

Cootes ordered to pay $525,000 for safety breaches after fatal Sydney tanker crash

Fireball: the tanker crash that claimed two lives in Mona Vale last October.

Louise Hall, Jacob Saulwick A trucking company involved in a fatal tanker crash on the northern beaches has been ordered to pay $525,305 for hundreds of road safety breaches.

Sydney Trains does about-face after cancelling Transfield cleaning contract

Jacob Saulwick Sydney Trains has cancelled a deal with a private company hired to manage train cleaners in Sydney less than half-way through that company's contract.

Transport Minister backs commuters who beat the Opal man

Unregistered Opal cards are now available - but only at select stations at select times.

Jacob Saulwick The Transport Minister has given the thumbs up to commuters who manipulate their travel to get the best deal out of their Opal card.

Comments 184

Peak hour delays to trains on North Shore line

train

Jacob Saulwick and Alexandra Back Rail commuters heading to multiple suburbs on Sydney's north shore are being advised to delay their trip, with services partially suspended between Chatswood and Gordon.

Tunnelling starts on North-West Rail Link

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Jacob Saulwick Tunnelling has started on the $8.3 billion north-west rail link, the largest public transport project in the country.

Rail workers set to decide between better pay and job security

Jacob Saulwick Rail workers are to vote on whether to give up one of the more generous and unusual conditions retained by public sector workers in exchange for an above-inflation pay deal.