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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

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Alan Davies September 27, 2017 16 Comments

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

Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

Alan Davies September 26, 2017 11 Comments

One of the key issues that needs to be worked through in planning mass transit access to airports is integration with the existing rail network

What are the key issues for Melbourne Airport rail?

What are the key issues for Melbourne Airport rail?

Alan Davies September 20, 2017 14 Comments

The solution is seen as a single rail line, but it should be conceived as the package of infrastructure and policies that will best improve the accessibility of Melbourne Airport

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Alan Davies June 13, 2017 7 Comments

A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it's vital to make sure it's a high priority

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

Alan Davies May 17, 2017 1 Comment

A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne's inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo's famous system

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

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Alan Davies May 10, 2017 7 Comments

Adam Mattinson's 2070 fantasy rail map incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed for Melbourne, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Alan Davies December 20, 2016 6 Comments

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it

Is Fairfax off-track (again) on Melbourne airport rail?

Is Fairfax off-track (again) on Melbourne airport rail?

Alan Davies October 10, 2016 6 Comments

It's only been a week, but The Sunday Age was back again yesterday with another fabulously titillating invention about a rail line to Melbourne Airport