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Labor’s different track on the Sydney Metro – part 1: politics and priorities

Recently the NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley announced that if Labor wins the 2019 State election it will “accelerate the construction” of the Sydney Metro West line and scrap current government plans to convert the Bankstown to Sydenham rail line to form part of … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of the Sydney Metro

The latest warning over the impacts of the Sydney Metro currently under construction on the rest of the city’s rail network doesn’t say anything particularly new. What makes it special however is that it was written not by committed lobby … Continue reading

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Taking the train downtown – how four Australasian cities are embracing CBD rail

First, an apology. A number of technical and other issues made it very difficult to post to this blog when I was travelling overseas and some of these issues have also complicated the resumption of regular The Strategic Week posts … Continue reading

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The Sydney rail network: seven signs of a potential privatisation?

In my last post I discussed the implications of the North West Rail Link (NWRL) for the 2015 and 2019 NSW state elections. This time I thought I’d survey the wider implications of some of the state government’s public transport … Continue reading

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Another Sydney transport travesty as rail promise shunted

Today’s announcement that Federal Government funding earmarked for the Parramatta-Epping rail link in Sydney’s west has been shifted to a fund for projects not to be built until after 2019 should come as no great surprise, but it is still … Continue reading

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