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Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway”?

Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway”?

The Greens appear to have had a change of heart on Melbourne Metro but the party's support for a rail line to Doncaster is mystifying. It's not a project progressives should regard as a priority

Is Fairfax telling us stories?

Is Fairfax telling us stories?

Fairfax newspapers seem to have a conscious policy of identifying with certain issues they presumably think are popular with their readers. In my area of interest – urban affairs – The Age often takes predictable and specific lines on certain topical matters. Whatever the commercial advantages of such a strategy might be, there’re clear public […]

Is this rail line too good to be true?

Is this rail line too good to be true?

Here’s some great news. A consulting team led by Curtin Uni’s Peter Newman has apparently found a way to reduce significantly the stratospheric cost of new urban rail lines in Australia’s capital cities. Professor Newman reckons a 12 km rail line running down the central median of Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway from inner city Clifton Hill to suburban Doncaster […]

A Doncaster rail line – is this really what the Greens stand for?

A Doncaster rail line – is this really what the Greens stand for?

In my last post about the Green’s election manifesto, a Public transport plan for Melbourne’s east, I indicated I would take a closer look at the two new rail lines the party is proposing to finance – a line to Rowville and a line to Doncaster – with its nonexistent $6 billion. I discussed the shortcomings […]