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Putting Light Rail back on the Public Agenda (Meeting Notification)

By Jonathon Reynolds 9 September 2007 67

ACT Light Rail, a collective of individuals interested in stimulating renewed debate for exploring Light Rail options for the Capital Region will be hosting a public meeting this coming Wednesday 12th September.

With the recent announcement of the release of new land for the Molonglo town centre and recent coverage of parking issues in the City /Parliamentary area, the group is encouraging public involvement and hoping to reenergize the public transport debate before the upcoming Federal and 2008 Territory Election.

Meeting Details:

Date: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 19:30
Venue: New Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

ACT Light Rail has a web-site on which information will become available at the following URL: http://www.actlightrail.info

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Concept diagram for a Light Rail network for the Canberra Region. The proposed network could leverage the exisiting rail infrastructure for the initial segments of the network. The network then expands in a staged approach, eventually linking all town centres. Park & Ride facilities are provided strategically around the network allieviating the need for mass parking in the employment centres. 

A concept map for a possible Light Rail network

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Pandy 7:53 am 14 Nov 07

Interesting to read that the Light Rail coalition had 4 federal candidates go to their meeting yesterday. They all supported light rail individually or as party platforms.

So OK guessing (since the candidates are not named) the Greens would make 2. Who are the other 2? Liberals?

http://actlightrail.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=2

Pandy 10:17 am 22 Sep 07

@jr
with the plans to develop the Majura Valley (Canberra Times Saturday 22 Sept 2007) for light industrial, time to think about my idea to have light rail go down the valley?

Pandy 8:17 am 16 Sep 07

I really should not post via this comment box.

Pandy 8:13 am 16 Sep 07

RiotACT contriutes to the Sunday Times: again.

The article in todays ST picked up on running old rail cars from the historical museum to Bugendore. It also picked-up the cost of the Adelaide tram extension. You read it here first folks.

Still have not seen any post upon the outcomes from Wednesday nights meeting. 30 supporters and one or too sceptics. Any pollies? Not from the Labor Party?

BigDave, it could happen but not without significant pork barrelling with federal funding. How many votes is there for it in Jerrabomberra and Googong/Tralee?

BigDave 12:17 am 16 Sep 07

If it ever happens, which I seriously doubt, it won’t be in ours or our childrens’ lifetimes. Why bother spending all that dough on a supposed problem that really isn’t a problem??

Pandy 6:00 pm 14 Sep 07

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Pandy 5:59 pm 14 Sep 07

With your decions to open the records, I feel you have dug a hole. Maybe you will learn.

All the best for the future.

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