Ripper launches CBD light rail proposal

The state opposition has placed its support behind a light rail network, releasing a plan to build light rail from East Perth to West Perth, fully funded by the Perth Parking Levy.


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Unless it's elevated like Sydney's monorail (or similar), I'm wondering what advantages a light rail system has over CAT buses? If it's elevated, it adds to transport capacity and would be a fantastic addition to our city ... but if not, I'm struggling to see what this would achieve that simply adding a few more CATs wouldn't. But perhaps this has been explained somewhere?

Let's be practical: From the airport, down Great Eastern Hwy, through the CBD terminating at UWA. Please- let's connect the airport with better public transport, which will ease road congestion, the need for taxis, and we can be like other major cities, having the airport connected with decent infrastructure.

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