Light Rail Solution (Inner West Courier)

A new $1.3 billion transport plan, devised by EcoTransit and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), has been endorsed by the Greens mayors of Marrickville and Balmain.

The centrepiece of the plan, which proponents claim would slash traffic on the M5, is the East-West Translink, a high-capacity double-track light rail extension from Dulwich Hill station to Coogee Beach.

EcoTransit spokesman Gavin Gatenby said the proposed line would go to Sydenham station via the Bankstown heavy rail corridor then along the Port Botany Goods line to stops at Qantas Jet Base and the Domestic Terminal before cutting through Eastlakes and along Gardeners Rd to Anzac Pde, UNSW, Randwick Hospital and Coogee Beach.
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Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker, who is running for the seat of the Balmain in the elections also endorsed the plan.

“It demonstrates that with some creativity and vision public transport can cheaply effectively service the community’s needs,” he said.

Read more at the Inner West Courier

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