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Old October 5th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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CANBERRA: Light Rail Discussion

There has been a lot of speculation over light rail in Canberra. In my opinion it will go ahead and things are already looking up. Does anybody have any inside information? What do you think about trams or a monorail? Will they be the answer to the poor public transport in Canberra. Personally I don't think there is much congestion on the roads as they are clearly the best in Australia. What does everybody else think?
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Lol, Bungendore? I'd love to see a tram following that mega-slow rail line between Queanbeyan and there (to a town with not much) - Pacific National's Fyshwick to Sandown oil train is scheduled for 50 mins in that section.

ACTION is such a pathetic operator. Don't spend any time in Canberra without a car - you'll regret it. Trust me.

Fine with me as long as ACT pays for everything. I don't want federal funding (which I contribute to in the form of taxes) to be paying for anything in that hole
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Old October 6th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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well Lot of it is, seeming as it is the capital....
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Fine with me as long as ACT pays for everything. I don't want federal funding (which I contribute to in the form of taxes) to be paying for anything in that hole
And where are you from L2?

Cause I'm pretty sure my taxes have paid for something in your little corner of the world?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #5
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Perhaps there isnt much congestion as they overspend on roads twice as wide as necessary but it would be good for the future to get Canberran's off the road & onto PT like the rest of Australia.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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Perhaps there isnt much congestion as they overspend on roads twice as wide as necessary but it would be good for the future to get Canberran's off the road & onto PT like the rest of Australia.
That was true back when Canberra was under Federal rule, and Federal funding.

These days, the ACT Government only build as much as they think is needed and you get congestion spots. Let me point you to the Gungahlin Drive Extension to show you what I mean.
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building up density, not just in the city and town centres, but in the suburbs as well, will do wonders for getting people to stop relying on thier cars. I don't mean building skyscrapers in the middle of Isaacs, just providing more shopping locations and utilities spread around the suburbs - theres plenty of empty spaces in many suburbs where they could build.
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Canberra's suburban areas are dodgy - you never have housing fronting onto main roads, it's all in windy crescents etc which are designed to discourage through traffic, although the 'welfare on wheels' PT services use them. What a joke.

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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #9
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Can you be a bit more specific?
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[QUOTE=L2;26212096] Canberra's suburban areas are dodgy - you never have housing fronting onto main roads, it's all in windy crescents etc which are designed to discourage through traffic, although the 'welfare on wheels' PT services use them. What a joke.

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It'd have to be Sydney. Making comments about other places without looking in their own backyard.
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Lol Shitney - don't live anywhere near there. Try again.

Have you ever noticed how that most people who think Canberra is pwnage either have lived their for all of their lives, or at least live there? You rarely see people from elsewhere who say it is awesomenews
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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I'm guessing North Coast. If everyone hates it then y is its population growing at a faster rate than NSW?
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I'm guessing North Coast
Never been north of Dungog.

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If everyone hates it then y is its population growing at a faster rate than NSW?
Plenty of jobs on offer from the public service, etc.

I can see why that some people would like living in Canberra - the sort who like living a relaxed life in some sprawl with a big 'Canberra Nature Park' next to it, drive to their public service job daily and want to raise a family (pity there's nowhere to send them to school in the ACT). It's not my cup of tea.
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wild guess: Wollongong?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #16
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haha there's plenty of schools in Canberra
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First off guys, stop this trolly nonsense and let's get back on topic.

Secondly, I have lived in Canberra all my life and I hate it. However I like the idea behind it, shame it's been ruined by stupid sixties town planning and choosing suburban sprawl over compact efficiency. That's why I simultaneously have little faith in future promises (constitution avenue upgrade??) yet want to see them work.

Thirdly, let's stop all this trolly nonsense and get back on topic.
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IMO, if it does happen, stations at Tuggy, Belly, Gunny, Weston, Civic, Woden, Airport and Parliamnet, obviously not in that order. so every town centre, civic, airport and parliament
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I can see why that some people would like living in Canberra - the sort who like living a relaxed life in some sprawl with a big 'Canberra Nature Park' next to it, drive to their public service job daily and want to raise a family (pity there's nowhere to send them to school in the ACT). It's not my cup of tea.
The magpies enjoyed swooping me when i lived there.. I got stiches casue they clawed my head
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The nickname for Woden is 'Wodz'

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IMO, if it does happen, stations at Tuggy, Belly, Gunny, Weston, Civic, Woden, Airport and Parliamnet, obviously not in that order. so every town centre, civic, airport and parliament
The (proper) other nick names are just plain bogan like, Tuggers, Belco...Civz?
I made the last one up, hehe.

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