Perth City Council considers light rail

Councillors at the City of Perth want further investigations carried out on a light rail concept linking Curtin University, the QE2 Medical Centre and UWA.


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Why build a light rail from UWA to the city, thru some of Perth's most expensive real estate? Why not use the river? A small number of low-wash ferries, like in Brisbane? Or Sydney Harbour? Or the new fleet of Australian-built ferries now operating on the River Thames in London? The service on the Brisbane River is fast, frequent and fun! It would be a beautiful ride, and bicycles could be carried easily. Surely much lower cost than rail cars and fixed track, and we have the world's leading ferry builders in our backyard too.

This light rail concept needs to be acted upon urgently not talked about again and again. There probably are at least another three reports on shelves stating this same obvious strategy. Generally this is the spine route with other routes to follow as depicted in the Planning Commission master plan Curtin is experiencing ongoing parking and bus transport problems but UWA/ QE2 & PMH is a disaster and getting worse. Offpeak this service would also assist the football and as soon as possible ideally the sporting hub at Challenge Mt Claremont that has very poor accessibility. It would assist greatly with the interaction of Subiaco Business with the CAT of Werdy Perth & CBD reducing short travels in cars as Subiaco (now as a major quasi extension of West Perth) stupidly does not have a CAT service linking with the red & yellow CAT of Perth.

Colin Ayres - where are all the customers along the river? Queensland is implementing light rail like most modern cities. Perth needs to enter the 21st century the sooner the better

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