Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sydney Metro submissions close today (Mon 27/6)

Today (Monday 2/6) is the last opportunity to lodge a comment on the so-called Sydney Metro.

See our previous post for ways to object, or visit the majorprojects website.

The reason I say so-called Metro, is because this isn’t really a Metro. It has some of the features of a Metro, but not the good ones. Continue reading

Sydney Metro – not what it should have been

Cities all over the world are converting from single deck trains to double deck trains. Why then, is Sydney going in the other direction?

Why are the Metro tunnels going to be just too small for conventional trains? Why is the Bankstown line being downgraded from double deck to single deck?

EcoTransit, the public transport advocacy group, aren’t impressed.


Submissions on the Metro close on 27 June – see our previous post on this topic.

EcoTransit have released a flyer and a pro-forma submission with more information which you may wish to draw if you are considering preparing your own submission.

Meet the Candidates – 22nd June

This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 June, at 7pm, at Alexandria Town Hall. (Not our usual date!)

The meeting will be a Meet the Candidates for the Federal Seat of Sydney, and is being jointly organised by RedWatch, Friends of Erskineville and ARAG. Continue reading