Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

PREMIER Bar­nett's dream of a rail line to the air­port is a waste of money be­cause it won’t run 24/7.

In ad­di­tion, where are pas­sen­gers for the air­port go­ing to stow their lug­gage, per­haps two large suit­cases and prob­a­bly two cabin bags, on sub­ur­ban trains at any time but es­pe­cially at peak pe­ri­ods?

Some­one leav­ing Man­durah or Clark­son for the air­port will prob­a­bly have to leave home three or four hours be­fore, so they reach the air­port with plenty of time to check in.

More­over, I think train and bus timeta­bles won’t fit with flight times be­cause some trains and buses don’t start their jour­neys much be­fore 5am and stop about mid­night.

Mr Bar­nett and the Trea­surer, Dr Na­han, are just kid­ding them­selves if they think trav­ellers are go­ing to use the train ser­vice to get to and from the air­port.

This money, just like the footy sta­dium money, could be put to bet­ter use. Stop wast­ing tax­pay­ers’ money. STEVEN CRU­DEN, Leda. Pub­li­ca­tion of let­ters with the sign-off Name and ad­dress sup­plied are the ex­cep­tion rather than the rule. In cer­tain cir­cum­stances, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion may be sup­pressed, but this is en­tirely at the ed­i­tor’s dis­cre­tion.

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