Mike and Mal – it’s official!
The CBD and South East Light Rail Project to slash public transport capacity by nearly 60%! The CSELR project is to be paused pending a full parliamentary inquiry. Community groups continue campaign.
Official Mike and Mal Theme Song 2016! One Direction – History (Official Video) 220 buses per hour carrying 16,000 passengers in one direction to be cut! Replaced by just 15 trams per hour carrying 6900 people in one direction on light rail! “You gotta help me!”
Official Mike and Mal Theme Song 1976! Remember this? Mike and Mal Leyland travelling all over our beautiful countryside that in 2016 Mike (Baird) and Mal (Turnbull) are clear-felling like there’s no tomorrow! Watch those wet t-shirts in this clip!
MORE INFORMATION BELOW: A QUESTION FOR ALL FEDERAL CANDIDATES!
Transport for NSW figures show that The CBD and South East Light Rail will move only 6900 passengers an hour into the city. Compare this with the almost 16,000 passengers an hour in the 220 buses (or 20 routes) the CSELR claims to replace. This is a reduction in capacity of 9,100 passengers per hour into the city or 18,200 passengers per hour in both directions. A reduction in public transport capacity into the city of nearly 60%!
Are you happy with this 60% reduction in public transport capacity into the city for the CSELR, or will you stand with the community and demand an immediate pause to all work on the CSELR and a full parliamentary inquiry into this project?
The Transport for NSW figures are quoted from the correction to Elizabeth Farrelly’s article “Progress done badly: why Mike Baird’s light rail is bastardry of the first order.” which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 18, 2016
“The new light rail still moves only 6900 people an hour per direction. Compare that with the almost 16,000 passengers an hour in the 220 buses (or 20 routes) the CSELR claims to replace. So the net effect on public transport capacity into the city is negative. It’s a loss.”
An earlier version of this story has been amended to make clear the statement about net negative public transport capacity relates to capacity into the city. The story has also been amended to include a Transport for NSW estimate of 16,000 passengers in 220 buses, and to make clear the 6,900 figure for capacity on the light rail is per direction.
Composer | Public Transport Advocate
Why is the Baird Government spending over $2 billion to slash public transport capacity by nearly 60%? Pause the project. Demand a parliamentary inquiry!