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Matt O'Sullivan

Matt O'Sullivan is the Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Bungled upgrade places Sydney Trains at greater risk
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Bungled upgrade places Sydney Trains at greater risk

Rail operator is suffering almost two serious IT incidents a day following a bungled $425 million technology overhaul by the state's main transport agency.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan

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Waterloo metro station plans to outpace housing redevelopment

Waterloo metro station plans to outpace housing redevelopment

A new precinct above a railway station in south Sydney will be completed as early as 2022, two years before trains start running on the new line.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Passenger crowding on Sydney trains worsens as demand soars
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Passenger crowding on Sydney trains worsens as demand soars

Trains are running during the morning peak with loads as high as 185 per cent, way above the level at which passengers begin to suffer from overcrowding.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Second firm takes legal action over Sydney's 'disastrous' light rail

Second firm takes legal action over Sydney's 'disastrous' light rail

Queensland's VAC Group has taken the government to court for breach of contract, claiming millions of dollars in damages for delays and extra costs. 

  • by Lisa Visentin & Matt O'Sullivan
Safety concerns halt work on twin tunnels for $8.3b metro rail project

Safety concerns halt work on twin tunnels for $8.3b metro rail project

The federal safety regulator ordered a stop to work on the tunnels after inspectors found a lack of emergency measures.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
'Glaring deficiencies': Push to close 'loophole' in state's FOI laws

'Glaring deficiencies': Push to close 'loophole' in state's FOI laws

Labor and the Greens are demanding the Berejiklian government fix 'glaring deficiencies' in the state's freedom-of-information laws.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
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ACCC fears Transurban will gain too much advantage from WestConnex buy

ACCC fears Transurban will gain too much advantage from WestConnex buy

The competition tsar says Transurban holds a near-monopoly over toll roads in Sydney.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Technology chief 'directed staff to delete information'
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Technology chief 'directed staff to delete information'

Tim Catley is accused of ordering Transport for NSW staff to delete government information. He denies the allegation.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Sydney Trains struggling to keep train drivers

Sydney Trains struggling to keep train drivers

The departure of drivers is undermining hiring efforts to avoid a repeat of widespread disruptions early this year. 

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Sydney Trains to turn closed ticket offices into shops

Sydney Trains to turn closed ticket offices into shops

With Opal firmly entrenched, Sydney Trains plans to lease out ticket offices it has closed for retail.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Tougher noise standards on zoning for new homes near airports dropped
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Tougher noise standards on zoning for new homes near airports dropped

Tighter restrictions on housing around Sydney's airports due to a new way of measuring aircraft noise have been cast aside after pressure from developers.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan