Light rail operator: Delay unnecessary

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Transport
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Following the recent government announcement of an 18 month delay to the light rail extension to Dulwich Hill, reports have emerged that the private operator of the light rail, Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), believes that the extension could be completed within a year for less than the government’s estimate of $170 million.

At this rate, the Gold Coast’s planned 13km light rail will be ready before Sydney’s extension. This is despite the Gold Coast project being over twice as long and having to go through existing streets, rather than being entirely on a previous rail line like Sydney. Even their government propaganda is better than what we get in Sydney:

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