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<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Veneer to limit coal train emissions in Brisbane Williams Landing station opens Napthine announces $25.9m Grovedale station funding </span> <p><u>Veneer to limit coal train emissions in Brisbane</u></p><p>New Hope Corp, which moves roughly five million tonnes of coal through Brisbane suburbs to the city’s port each year, will begin to spray its loads with veneer to limit coal emissions throughout transit.</p><p>Some residents are still not happy with the solution, supposed to prevent 90% of emissions, and instead want coal trains to be covered.</p><p>New Hope’s annual haulage through Brisbane represents about half of the coal moved through the city to the port each year. Two other exporters, Peabody Energy and YanCoal, say they will also spray their loads with veneer by the end of 2013.</p><p>Australian mining heavyweight Clive Palmer has long been an advocate of veneering, but says he will install covers on his loads if he is allowed to export coal from his Alpha mine in the Galilee Basin through to Abbot Point.</p><p><u>Williams Landing station opens</u></p><p>Victoria’s minister for public transport Terry Mulder has opened the $110 million Williams Landing train station in Wyndham.</p><p>Mulder said the new opening would give thousands of residents access to local trains and a new bus network.</p><p>“Wyndham is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and this new station and bus network mean more transport options for over 32,000 Point Cook residents,” the state minister said.</p><p>“From today, Williams Landing Station passengers will have access to more than 800 train services a week.</p><p>“All Werribee line trains will stop at Williams Landing Station, providing trains every 10 to 12 minutes during peak times.”</p><p><u>Napthine announces $25.9m Grovedale station funding</u></p><p>Victorian premier Denis Napthine has announced funding to begin construction on the $25.9 million Grovedale station.</p><p>The premier said last Friday that the upcoming state budget would include $16.5 million for construction works on the new station.</p><p>“We have previously provided $9.4 million for planning and to purchase the land for the station, now we are getting on with the job of building this important piece of infrastructure and delivering better services for the region,” Napthine said.</p><p>“With the patronage of the Geelong train line increasing by more than 100% since 2005-06, this new railway station will help meet the increasing demand for public transport now and into the future.”</p>