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Sydney Metro

Started by Sunbus610, September 02, 2009, 09:14:35 AM

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Sunbus610

QuoteAbout the metro

The NSW Government has committed funding to start work immediately on a metro rail system for Sydney. The first stage of the network will run from Rozelle to Central, the second stage will extend from Central to Westmead.

This investment in our city?s growth and prosperity will support and improve our other transport networks to relieve congestion and reduce travel times.

It will provide convenient transfers between other public transport systems, while operating completely independently of the current rail lines.
For more info:- http://www.sydneymetro.nsw.gov.au
Proud to be a Sunshine Coaster ..........

paulg

This Four Corners report is worth a look for anyone interested in how political processes can derail good public transport planning (pun fully intended, sorry)
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20091005/transport/

frereOP

And the same is happening in Queensland with teh unioins mounting a campaign to block the sale of State Assets.

There are no sacred cows as far as I am concerned. If a governemnt can get a better return on a new investment by selling an existing one then they should do it.  Selling Power stations to pay for new public transport infrastructure (or police, hospitals and schools for that matter) is great idea.

The only reason workers want assets to stay in public ownership is because they fear for their jobs in an environment where they have to justify their existence.  That is not good economics.  Remember, there is no greater fury than a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle!

somebody

Quote from: frereOP on February 07, 2010, 22:27:42 PM
And the same is happening in Queensland with teh unioins mounting a campaign to block the sale of State Assets.

There are no sacred cows as far as I am concerned. If a governemnt can get a better return on a new investment by selling an existing one then they should do it.  Selling Power stations to pay for new public transport infrastructure (or police, hospitals and schools for that matter) is great idea.

The only reason workers want assets to stay in public ownership is because they fear for their jobs in an environment where they have to justify their existence.  That is not good economics.  Remember, there is no greater fury than a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle!

Hear here!

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