Mar 1, 2012

The Urbanist: does every city need an airport rail line?

Cities without airport rail often think they need it, writes Alan Davies, of Crikey blog The Urbanist.

An “anagram” map of the London Underground. How’s this? An anagram of Parliament (a station in Melbourne’s CBD) is “Rampant Lie”. An anagram of Town Hall (in Sydney) is “Wont Hall”.

The CEO of Melbourne Airport, Chris Woodruff, has a gripe. The Victorian government is pressing ahead with construction of a $250 million rail line to support his competitor — Avalon Airport — but is spending a mere $6.5 million to study the warrant for rail to Melbourne Airport.

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