Sydney Light Rail plan, O’Farrell serious about cutting congestion

4th Oct 2012
Sydney Light Rail plan, O’Farrell serious about cutting congestion

By calling for Light Rail planning experts, Premier O’Farrell’s Government is proving its commitment to cutting Sydney’s CBD congestion. The draft NSW Transport Plan earmarks three potential light rail corridors as priorities to ease Sydney congestion: through the CBD, University of Sydney and University of NSW.

Bryan Nye, Australasian Railway Association (ARA) CEO said the progress being made by the O’Farrell Government is encouraging and shows a serious commitment to reducing congestion in Sydney’s CBD.
“Premier O’Farrell’s call for planning tenders show that his Government is committed to improving Sydney’s congestion gridlock,” said Mr Nye.

“Buses and cars are creating car parks on Sydney roads and without a different, planned approach the city’s congestion will continue to worsen. Introducing Light Rail along key routes will take cars off Sydney roads, reduce congestion and decrease travel time for all involved. One tram can move 10,000 people an hour in one lane of traffic that could otherwise move 800 cars. I applaud Premier O’Farrell and Gladys Berejiklian for being proactive and tackling the Sydney congestion challenge,” concluded Mr Nye.



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