New South Wales

A metro is good... but what about now?

THE Sydney Morning Herald reports today that public transport experts are urging the NSW Government to "postpone the Metro rail plan and invest in some quick fixes to get commuters moving quickly".

Peter Moore, the director of the International Union of Public Transport Australia-New Zealand believes the Government should focus on improvements that will be complete within the next five to 10 years by extending heavy rail, building rapid transit-ways for buses in the outer suburbs and building light rail within the inner city.

Backing the metro through the CBD as a "30-year plan", Moore states that population density in Sydney is sufficient for public transport and increased usage can be achieved through regular bus and train timetables. [Read more at Sydney Morning Herald].

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