Topic archives: Melbourne Metro

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

October 31, 2017 33

There needs to be a clear and focused justification for spending billions of dollars on building a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport

That was The week That was… w/e 29 October

That was The week That was… w/e 29 October

October 29, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 29 October 2017

All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’…in Australia?

All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’…in Australia?

September 14, 2017 2

Winterfell is leading the public nominations for names for the five new Melbourne Metro underground rail stations. Melbourne can do much better

That was The week That was… w/e September 3

That was The week That was… w/e September 3

September 3, 2017 3

Tw3 is a short commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 3 September 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

August 1, 2017 15

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

July 11, 2017 4

The Sunday Age reckons the Andrews Government has cynically chosen to use a truck-intensive tunnelling method so it can get the Melbourne Metro rail project finished faster

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Is immigration ruining our cities?

July 3, 2017 6

The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability”

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

May 16, 2017 17

The Victorian and Federal governments have different strategies for Melbourne Airport rail but there's a lot more to the transport task at Tullamarine than a train to the CBD

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

September 21, 2016 3

The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Will new rail lines save the planet?

July 4, 2016 3

The justification for a big investment like the $11 Billion Melbourne Metro isn't to save the planet (it will do very little to reduce GHGs); it's to improve transport

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

June 28, 2016 1

Comparing the costs of ostensibly similar infrastructure projects is a fraught exercise. Differences in scope are often overlooked; it's vital to compare like with like

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

June 22, 2016 5

Biz Shrapnel reckons it's time to build; construction costs are plummeting and governments have a "window" of opportunity - it might not last - to spend on infrastructure

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

April 21, 2016 15

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

March 8, 2016 7

The Business Case for Melbourne Metro was finally released publicly last month. It confirms the need and the solution. Now the Commonwealth needs to come to the party with matching funding

Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?

Is Melbourne really about to get an international-style metro?

February 24, 2016 9

Victoria's Premier reckons the planned new Melbourne Metro tunnel will create a metro system to rival the world's best. Wrong; a name doesn't endow a system with magical metro qualities

Can we build a metro just like the one Paris’s got?

November 18, 2015 19

Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can't expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

September 28, 2015 3

The Opposition is setting the bar on cities policy way too low. Malcolm Turnbull will have no trouble skipping over it without being forced to seriously address the underlying challenges in urban policy

Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

September 23, 2015 6

The Opposition reckons Malcolm Turnbull should reinstate the $4.5 billion Tony Abbott "cut" from urban public transport. Trouble is the money never existed

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in July

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in July

August 12, 2015

Including the cost of infrastructure, what to do about traffic congestion, long commutes, car share, speeding fines, the growth of cycling, car parking, "dog box" apartments, and more

The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

July 30, 2015 16

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