Friday, November 14, 2008

Life in Sydney

From article here

Since 1998 16 different rail lines or extensions have been proposed, only two being delivered and one partially completed, here are the cancelled lines.

It's hard to believe that so many have been cancelled, why propose them in the first place? There has been discussion about what type of lines to build, add to the existing heavy rail network where stations are are 1-2 km apart, or build 'metro' style where stations are 1/2 - 1 km apart. Metro will work for high density, this would be great for the proposed Parramatta to Circular Quay line, 4 lines under Parramatta Rd, two express and two local. Other parts of Sydney not so.

One line that got built was a link to the airport, built in time for the 2000 Olympics, which is expensive, for two it's cheaper in a taxi, and it doesn't attract a lot a patronage

A mishmash of maps from The Sydney Morning Herald
Proposed and cancelled

High speed train to Newcastle, proposed in 1998.

Extension to Rouse Hill, proposed and cancelled twice

Y link Turn around at Liverpool proposed in 1998

Parramatta to Circular Quay, shown in green, proposed in 2008.

West Ryde to Malabar, planned and cancelled in 2008!

Northwest metro Rouse Hill to the CBD via Gladesville, shown in black, proposed and cancelled in 2008!

Some success, Epping to Chatswood line completed, shown in purple, the continuation to Parramatta, part of the original 1998 proposal, not built.

South West Line between Glenelfield and Leppington proposed in 2005

Sutherland to Wollongong high speed rail link proposed 1998, proposed section show in red

Hurstville to Strathfield, proposed 2008

Redfern to Chatswood, shown in pink, proposed 2005, super seeded 2008

Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach, proposed 1998, cancelled 2000( to the relief of many locals)

The complete Sydney metro area train system,proposed and cancelled lines in black and a proposed CBD metro(shown in pink) running from Rozelle to Central station


Blogger Andrew said...

Ah, Sydney once again earns the dubious honour of outdoing Melbourne.

10:30 pm  
Blogger Monty said...

Thank goodness I take the bus to work! :-)

6:12 pm  

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