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Tonsley rail upgrade in Coalition firing line

Friday, 6 September 2013
Author: ABC News
Premier upset the Tonsley rail upgrade might be scrapped (ABC News)

Premier upset the Tonsley rail upgrade might be scrapped (ABC News)
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South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said the Coalition's plan to scrap the Tonsley public transport project if it wins government this weekend would put 250 jobs at risk.

The planned $32 million upgrade in Adelaide's southern suburbs would duplicate the rail line, improve two stations and add a park-and-ride facility and a bus interchange.

Mr Weatherill said it was extraordinary the Coalition would suggest dumping a project the Federal Government committed to before going into caretaker mode.

"This is unprecedented. To break agreements that have been entered into by governments, with state governments, and then state governments acting to actually spend that money, so the contracts have actually been engaged in, workers are working on this project, he (Tony Abbott) wants to pull the money out from underneath this project," he said.

To view the original article visit: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-06/tonsley-rail-upgrade-in-coalition-firing-line/4940136?section=sa

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