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Offline SteelPan

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Don't forget the Underground
« on: March 03, 2009, 12:34:52 PM »
The proposed underground for Brisbane - is a crucial piece of rail infrastructure.  There is little point in lines to such places as, Redcliffe, Beaudesert and the massive expansion of services to both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts UNLESS, the greater inner-city capacity issue is also addressed.  Replicating the existing inner-city bridge does NOT address the inner-city tunnel issues.  Exactly where do the major parties stand on this CRITICAL piece of work??? ???
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Re: Don't forget the Underground
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 12:52:28 PM »
Both sides support it.  Although I agree some reaffirmation of this support would be of interest to all!

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Re: Don't forget the Underground
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 05:04:19 PM »
The underground tunnel is as far as I am aware dependent upon federal funding.
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Re: Don't forget the Underground
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 05:01:38 AM »
All the tunnels by Mr Newman were approved by government and are being built and they have less user capacity than the proposed rail link but then they are being built and users will pay a toll for using infrastructure that government is obliged to provide.
Rail pasengers also pay a toll (fares) for the use of infrastructure so the government should build this essential peice of infrastructure NOW and not discriminate against rail commuters.
The opportunity exists to add stations to a new route not currently serviced by rail, Gabba, Gardens Point and RBH as well as providing capacity needed to enable services on present lines to be expanded as patronage increases so will a change of government see the underground built, we can but hope and while we are at it maybe logic will prevale and the government will buy out Airtrain and enable the Airport line to become fully intergrated with the rest of the Citytrain system.
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Offline SteelPan

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Re: Don't forget the Underground
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 09:42:52 AM »
Yes, let's get a solid contribution from some major property corporate entities too. Can you imagine the impact a rail corridor nearby will have on their property values! :-w
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Re: Don't forget the Underground
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 07:42:41 AM »
Yes, let's get a solid contribution from some major property corporate entities too. Can you imagine the impact a rail corridor nearby will have on their property values! :-w
Traditionally it would send property values down. It is only very recently that proximity to a railway has been seen as a good thing. Old habits die hard (or something).

 

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