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Should light rail to Doncaster be a key priority for Melbourne?

The standard of public transport in Melbourne is apparently so high that some think the city can afford to make notions like a new light rail line to Doncaster a key priority

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Is rail performing at its peak in Australian cities?

Like other Australian cities, Sydney’s rail system is consciously designed with the capacity to accommodate brief peaks of intense demand. Smoothing the peaks would reduce costs significantly

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Is walking the only way to get to the station?

Train travellers in Sydney mostly live within walking distance of a station, suggesting that feeder modes like buses and bicycles aren’t being deployed effectively to attract more distant users

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We’ve done it before, so why can’t we build heaps more rail lines?

It might seem easy to build more rail lines given so many were built in the past. But in some cases we wouldn’t tolerate the same conditions that provided much of our legacy infrastructure

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Building (rail) connections across the suburbs

Guest writer Grant Wyeth says the priority for governments should be to connect major activity centres in the middle ring and outer suburbs with orbital rail lines

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Is lack of investment in trains why the inner city is so expensive?

Property prices have risen much faster in the inner city than the outer suburbs over the last 30 years. One theory is that under-investment in rail connecting the suburbs to the CBD is the culprit

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Why do travellers prefer trains and light rail to buses?

New research confirms what we pretty much already know; travellers generally prefer rail-based modes of public transport to buses. The challenge is to convince them buses are a good choice

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Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

The Victorian government says it has resumed planning for the Melbourne Metro originally begun when John Brumby was Premier. But is the government really in a position to build it?

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Is Sydney’s new light rail line about saving the planet?

Sydney’s new CBD and South East light rail line shows that emission reductions are usually only a small component of the benefits of multi-billion dollar public transport investments

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What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne’s?

Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today – say in a city such as Sydney – would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult

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