Friday, March 1, 2013

Very worthy paper about Sydney rail planning: 1855 revisited

This paper (7mb, 13 pages) gives what I consider to be an almost completely fair review of the current policies of the current Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian.

A couple of points of difference:
  1. The paper appears to be under the impression that freight trains will be able to run via Tempe still.  I'm pretty sure this is incorrect and the only option available now would be a massively longer trip via Moss Vale.
  2. The paper argues that sectorisation i.e. Clearways are to be undone by the plan.  It's not clear that this is correct.
  3. Bus services aren't getting enough attention.
Otherwise, it's a very good paper and probably errs on the side of being generous.