Nearly 700 rail jobs to be cut in NSW

The state government in New South Wales announced on Friday nearly 700 jobs will be cut from Railcorp when it is split into two separate operators, Sydney Trains and New South Wales Trains, next July.

The ABC reports a new organisational structure has been issued for consultation that would see 240 back office positions and 450 maintenance jobs cut over three years.

Earlier, AAP reported the Australian Services Union said it believed 116 train stations in Sydney could be closed.

"Every local station is in jeopardy," said NSW assistant secretary Asren Pugh in a statement.

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