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Hey cheap light rail?

By Solidarity 23 March 2012 29

Ok so I don’t agree with that whole light rail idea, I think it’d be a waste of money but….

They’re talking of pulling down the Sydney monorail because they want to refirbish some building or something, would taking the Sydney monorail and moving it to Canberra be a way to save money on building this light rail utopia y’all keep talking about?

As long as there is no chance that the track could bend.

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Bramina 6:50 pm 28 Mar 12

WhiteRabbit said :

maybe the greens could run with it as a renweable transport option with battery chickens.. kill two birds..

Talking about killing two birds with one stone, the government could install it as a piece of public art.

damien haas said :

The sydney monorail is being torn down so it can be replaced with light rail.

The Sydney monorail is not in any way viable as a mass transit technology for Canberra.

This is the ACT Light Rail view on the issue: http://www.actlightrail.info/2012/03/monorail-not-suited-for-canberra.html

Damien Haas
Chair, ACT Light Rail

There is one sentence from your article that sums it all up really: “[Light rail] cannot be at the scale of a small tourist novelty.”

Rollersk8r said :

Light rail will never work here

I’d be interested to hear why you think that light rail will never work here.

dungfungus 6:34 pm 28 Mar 12

p1 said :

dungfungus said :

Stanhope and fellow aborists could have it installed at the tree theme park. It could be on the boundary a la Disneyland. Friends of the aboretum could take turns to drive it with their Mickey Mouse ears affixed.

Actually, that is the sort of place it would be good. You know, assuming that people were going to the arboretum.

I was serious.

nobody 6:09 pm 28 Mar 12
bloke 6:05 pm 28 Mar 12

WhiteRabbit said :

maybe the greens could run with it as a renweable transport option with battery chickens.. kill two birds..

“kills two birds” – earlier in their hormonally shortened life ?

mono-wails drop grease (its a machine)

light rail involves (prohibitively) high start up costs and probably won’t go where I want to go. Nice toy for Utopia or high density cities

damien haas 5:14 pm 28 Mar 12

The sydney monorail is being torn down so it can be replaced with light rail.

The Sydney monorail is not in any way viable as a mass transit technology for Canberra.

This is the ACT Light Rail view on the issue: http://www.actlightrail.info/2012/03/monorail-not-suited-for-canberra.html

Damien Haas
Chair, ACT Light Rail

Ian 4:43 pm 28 Mar 12

Rollersk8r said :

Of course, of course – now it’s on record that Canberra wants it.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/monovision-for-tuggeranong-20120328-1vy42.html?rand=1223117

Light rail will never work here – and that applies tenfold for something that was never intended to be a public transport system.

I knew there’d be some idiot in Canberra that would think a used monorail is a good idea. Once again confirming the stereotype of Canberra being full of wankers living in some sort of fairyland somewhat distant from the real world.

Rollersk8r 3:58 pm 28 Mar 12

Of course, of course – now it’s on record that Canberra wants it.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/monovision-for-tuggeranong-20120328-1vy42.html?rand=1223117

Light rail will never work here – and that applies tenfold for something that was never intended to be a public transport system.

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