MOUNT-ING CON­CERN BLOWS OUR WAY

Sunday Tasmanian - - News | Letters -

READER Ben Jones raises a real con­cern about the vi­a­bil­ity and prof­itabil­ity of the ca­ble car (“An ill wind blows no good”, Sun­day

Tas­ma­nian, Septem­ber 24). Mr Jones high­lights the num­ber of high wind days when the ca­ble car will be un­safe and the con­di­tions on the moun­tain top will be treach­er­ous.

If you add to the high wind days those days when the moun­tain is in cloud and/or be­ing lashed by rain, the num­ber of days on which peo­ple might ac­tu­ally have a pleas­ant ride up and down the moun­tain to en­joy the sights is sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced.

Has Mount Welling­ton Ca­ble Car (MWCC) done the worstcase cal­cu­la­tions to bal­ance its op­ti­mism about the vi­a­bil­ity of the pro­posal?

Have the pro­po­nents of the ca­ble car, in­clud­ing the State Gov­ern­ment, asked for th­ese cal­cu­la­tions?

Will MWCC of­fer re­funds if the promised views fail to ma­te­ri­alise?

Philip Tyrell South Ho­bart

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