DIF­FER­ENT ROUTE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

THE an­nounced slow­down in buy­ing ex­tra Transperth trains will af­fect all of us who use the south and south-east lines.

So for­get the tun­nel to the air­port, and for now try high fre­quency bus ser­vices from the air­port ter­mi­nals to Ash­field sta­tion via Tonkin High­way. Ash­field sta­tion would re­quire some up­grad­ing, but has space to do this that Bayswa­ter does not.

This im­proved link be­tween the air­port and rail sys­tem could be run­ning in as lit­tle as a month, not the years a tun­nel will take. The money saved can then be used on more rail­cars for the metro rail net­work, and maybe even part of light rail.

Buses from T3 and T4 would need a new on ramp to al­low them to ac­cess Tonkin High­way from Stan­ley Street, and so avoid de­lays at Great East­ern High­way: al­low three months for this. GE­OFF TAY­LOR, River­ton.

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