The Western Lines

December 12, 2008

Super-buses?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ralphbuttigieg @ 12:02 pm

This sounds simple enough that it might actually work. Also its something the private sector could do.

THE State Government is sitting on a $1.9 billion plan to roll out high-speed gas buses running on sunken train tracks and tunnels from the Sutherland Shire to the city in just 30 minutes.

It’s a vision that now gathers dust in Premier Nathan Rees’ office despite recommendations that a network of high-speed “super-buses” could solve our transport problems.

A Cabinet-in-Confidence report, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, has revealed a $1.9 billion transport plan submitted by the Ministry of Transport to deliver a 22-minute rapid “metro”-style bus service from southern Sydney to the city.

It was also proposed as a cheaper alternative to the $12 billion Northwest metro rail system axed in the Rees Government mini-Budget…..

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