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ACT Light Rail to speak at GCC Forum on 13 June 2012

By Damien Haas - 8 June 2012 22

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ACT Light Rail have been invited to speak at the Gungahlin Community Council public forum next Wednesday. Damien Haas, Chair of ACT Light Rail, will discuss the recent ACT Budget, the Gungahlin to Civic transport corridor and the future of light rail in the ACT.

GCC Public Forum
7.30 PM
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Gungahlin Public Library – Meeting Rooms

Anyone who mentions the Riot Act will get a free light rail sticker!

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ACT Light Rail to speak at GCC Forum on 13 June 2012
damien haas 3:26 pm 08 Jun 12

Chop71 said :

I think you will need at least 5 more consultant reports, a few more sumits, more community discussions/meetings, several costed plans and reviews of estimates. Not to mention EPA reports, more community meetings and submissions from residents etc.

By then it will be 2050 and we would have invented teleporting.

Although a few gumbymints would have been elected through those years on promises and hope.

A person wh owas one of teh first residents of Palmerston game me recently an early 90’s Gungahlin transport report. there were 4 options examined:

Gungahlin Drive extension
O-Bahn style busway
Light Rail
Monash Drive

Guess which one eventuated ?

As I was handed the report the person said ‘If we had got light rail 20 years ago, we wouldnt be arguing about transport today’.

BTW in the 90’s COMENG costed light rail at 120 million and an O-bahn busway at 90 million. This included several flyovers on Northbourne (for some reason).

Those are the earliest figures Ive seen.

damien haas 3:20 pm 08 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! what’d I say?

ACT Light Rail are opposed to monorail, arguments why this technology is not suited to a mass transit system are here http://www.actlightrail.info/2012/03/monorail-not-suited-for-canberra.html

damien haas 3:14 pm 08 Jun 12

miz said :

Is there a reason why Light Rail has not been touted for anywhere south? Just curious. I would imagine broadening the scope would result in wider support?

There is interest all over Canberra, and Tuggeranong Communty Council have been quite vocal in asking for light rail.

Thumper 3:10 pm 08 Jun 12

watto23 said :

Yep light rail was sooo last year. Canberra need and underground 🙂

That said many undergrounds are built such that they are covered up by road or buildings. They literally sit just below the road. Doesn’t add a huge cost because the land is still usuable above the underground.

There’s an underground movement forming…

Sorry about that…

watto23 3:04 pm 08 Jun 12

Yep light rail was sooo last year. Canberra need and underground 🙂

That said many undergrounds are built such that they are covered up by road or buildings. They literally sit just below the road. Doesn’t add a huge cost because the land is still usuable above the underground.

enrique 1:35 pm 08 Jun 12

GBT said :

Well, this thread has clearly fostered some intellectual discussion!

Get back in your box GBT 😉

miz 1:09 pm 08 Jun 12

Is there a reason why Light Rail has not been touted for anywhere south? Just curious. I would imagine broadening the scope would result in wider support?

Chop71 11:56 am 08 Jun 12

I think you will need at least 5 more consultant reports, a few more sumits, more community discussions/meetings, several costed plans and reviews of estimates. Not to mention EPA reports, more community meetings and submissions from residents etc.

By then it will be 2050 and we would have invented teleporting.

Although a few gumbymints would have been elected through those years on promises and hope.

GBT 11:38 am 08 Jun 12

Well, this thread has clearly fostered some intellectual discussion!

enrique 10:23 am 08 Jun 12

Thumper said :

Underground…

What’d i say?

Underground…

I like your thinking!

Thumper 9:38 am 08 Jun 12

Jim Jones said :

Is there a chance the track could bend?

Not a chance my Hindu friend.

(Especially if it’s undergound!)

Jim Jones 9:35 am 08 Jun 12

Is there a chance the track could bend?

Deref 9:32 am 08 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! what’d I say?

+1

Time to move to Ogdenville or North Haverbrook.

Thumper 9:21 am 08 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! what’d I say?

Underground…

What’d i say?

Underground…

Dilandach 9:19 am 08 Jun 12

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! what’d I say?

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