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Tag archives: Melbourne Metro

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

Alan Davies October 31, 2017 33 Comments

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

Alan Davies October 29, 2017 1 Comment

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?

Alan Davies September 14, 2017 2 Comments

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

Alan Davies September 3, 2017 3 Comments

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?

Alan Davies August 1, 2017 15 Comments

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?

Alan Davies July 11, 2017 4 Comments

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?

Alan Davies July 3, 2017 6 Comments

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?

Alan Davies May 16, 2017 17 Comments

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?

Alan Davies September 21, 2016 3 Comments

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?

Alan Davies July 4, 2016 3 Comments

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