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Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

Is Melbourne Airport’s SkyBus up to the job?

A rail line from Melbourne airport to the CBD will very likely be necessary one day, but an upgraded SkyBus can do the job in the short-to-medium term at vastly lower cost

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

The fare travellers will pay - whether less than $5 or more than $25 - is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Weekend reading July 1 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Does Sydney Airport really charge train travellers too much?

Does Sydney Airport really charge train travellers too much?

The assertion that rail travellers pay a $7.96 access fee to Sydney Airport on top of the Opal fare is wrong and lets the NSW Government off the hook

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a "secret" report on Melbourne airport rail from "a high-powered group of advisers"

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

64 of the world's busiest airports are served by heavy or light rail but Melbourne Airport, which ranks 50th, isn't. Wisely, the Victorian Government has no plans to build a rail line yet

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

A rail line to Melbourne Airport won't make economic sense for decades yet under standard assumptions but there's a (politically courageous) scenario where it could work now

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

The WA Government says it will build a train line to Perth airport for $2.2 billion, but it makes no economic or social sense; as with Melbourne airport, there're much higher transport priorities

What’s the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

What’s the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

Yet another public transport report was released in Victoria yesterday! This time, Public Transport Victoria released its Network Plan for Melbourne’s rail system over the next 20-30 years