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This debate has been raging for many years. 

Here we have gathered additional informative videos, media and websites relating to the Railway Line and Rail Trail Project.

We will continue to add to this regularly so check in for updates.

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World's First Solar Train - Byron Bay Railroad Company | Fully Charged
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World's First Solar Train - Byron Bay Railroad Company | Fully Charged

The Byron Bay solar powered train is, as far as I can discover, the first and only 100% electric, 100% solar powered train. Early days but clearly something that's worth developing. Robert Llewellyn takes a relaxing, sunny trip on this amazing zero emission train service, operated by The Byron Bay Railroad Company, a not for profit company and an accredited heritage rail operator, passing through littoral rainforest, endangered coastal wetlands and over the stunning tea tree Belongil Creek, part of Cape Byron Marine Park. According to their website "A return service is provided 364 days a year, excluding Christmas Day, on the immaculately restored 1949 era two carriage heritage train. All thanks to a 4.6 billion year old power source! The three kilometre coastal track links the Byron Town Centre with the burgeoning North Beach precinct. The journey takes ten minutes one way or 25 return from North Beach Station." "The train has capacity for 96 seated passengers, additional standing passengers and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. This is net carbon positive travel, Byron style." Links: Byron Bay Railroad Company: Nick Lake, EnergyLab: Brett Sutherland, ELMOFO: Dr Shi Zhengrong, Suntech: If you've enjoyed watching this episode please tickle the like button, press subscribe & spread the word on social media! We really couldn't continue to make these videos without the support and feedback of our lovely patreons so please take a look on our Patreon page to see how you can support the show: Alternatively, you can support the show by coming along to Fully Charged Live!

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