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The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

Guest writer Liam Egerton argues there’s a simpler, cheaper and quicker option for creating a modern metro in Melbourne than the proposed $9-$11 billion Melbourne Metro tunnel under the CBD

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Do multi-storey carparks at railway stations make sense?

Building multi-level car parks at local rail stations might seem like a smart idea if it gives more travelers the opportunity to use trains for most of their journey. But it’s costly and isn’t likely to drive patronage

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Should cars be banned from Sydney’s CBD?

Light rail in Sydney’s George St will greatly improve the amenity of this key thoroughfare; it would be even better if the NSW Government took serious action to remove cars from the CBD

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Should Melbourne Metro have a station at Sth Yarra?

Refusing to build a station in busy Sth Yarra as part of its promised Melbourne Metro rail line seems counter to good planning practice and looks politically risky for the Andrews Government

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Is loud advertising at railway stations going too bloody far?

Noisy marketing is intruding into more aspects of daily life, even catching a train. Cities should be improving the comfort and appeal of public transport, not making it an annoying experience

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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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