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Rail trail possibility for North Coast


13th June 2014

NSW North Coast residents could soon see a Casino to Murwillumbah rail trail, following the release of a scoping study.

The study assesses the economic, environmental and social benefits of converting the unused Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, which closed in 2004, into a rail trail for pedestrians and cyclists.

The report found the rail trail would cost roughly $75.5 million, compared with more than $900 million to reinstate the train line, according to a Transport for NSW feasibility study.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Minister for the North Coast Andrew Stoner said the trail could draw more tourists to the area.

Mr Stoner has asked Infrastructure NSW to assess whether the rail trail should be considered for Government funding.