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Old October 6th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #21
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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
That's wat the plan is. I don't see how they are going to link everything efficiently though through light rail because its not going to be as fast as a bus. The best thing if we get a light rail system i reckon is that the necessity for car parks won't be so high so they can get rid of all those car parks wasting space with commercial and residential developments and at least attempt to create some more ambience in Civic
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Old October 6th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #22
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The nickname for Woden is 'Wodz'



The (proper) other nick names are just plain bogan like, Tuggers, Belco...Civz?
I made the last one up, hehe.
That's coz Tuggers is boganville. Belcompton is pretty popular lol
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Since it's slower, light rail would work best in localised loop services, while the buses could take the faster trunk lines. Both networks could have thier own trunk and local routes to complement each other.

the ACT gov has granted a tender to PriceWaterhouseCoopers to develop a business case - this was in last week's news.
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When ever i'm in tuggeranong I feel as if though i'm going to get jacked by kids with bleached rat tails.

Qeanbeyan is a whole other story.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #25
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I think a monorail would possibly work best because trams can often cause traffic problems. They definately need a form of light rail looping Civic and the airport imo.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #26
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Monorail? Hah, what wank.

To be honest, a busway network would go well in Canberra. The government could use it as a "stepping stone" to light rail.
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Why, the buses don't have problems in traffic in existing roads.

I remember they used to have a bus lane to Woden (yuck - terrible bus interchange) from the "Declared Civic Centre" but they started allowing some cars and taxis in it. What's with that?

Nobody wants to use Public Tranzport in Canbra anyway - it's a welfare service for the poor. Not helped by ACTION being a shitty operator with run-down "interchanges" and useless routez, not helped by da awful planning of the low-density shithole suburbs built from the 1960s-1980s that are the 'real' Canbra to the people who live there, not the lake which nobody sits around
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The nickname for Woden is 'Wodz'



The (proper) other nick names are just plain bogan like, Tuggers, Belco...Civz?
I made the last one up, hehe.
Haha, havent lived there since gee... 2002?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #29
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Why, the buses don't have problems in traffic in existing roads.

I remember they used to have a bus lane to Woden (yuck - terrible bus interchange) from the "Declared Civic Centre" but they started allowing some cars and taxis in it. What's with that?

Nobody wants to use Public Tranzport in Canbra anyway - it's a welfare service for the poor. Not helped by ACTION being a shitty operator with run-down "interchanges" and useless routez, not helped by da awful planning of the low-density shithole suburbs built from the 1960s-1980s that are the 'real' Canbra to the people who live there, not the lake which nobody sits around
Why do you use the Canberra threads when you obviously hate the place. I know there isn't much to defend about the place but its a hell of a lot better than other places...
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You're right. It's better than Bourke or Walgett
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #31
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I knew you were from Wollongong
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Why do you use the Canberra threads when you obviously hate the place. I know there isn't much to defend about the place but its a hell of a lot better than other places...

he's trolling us, mate. They feed off your anger
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I knew you were from Wollongong
L2, the CityRail train is.

L2, the user is not.

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he's trolling us, mate.
I'm just sharing my opinions/thoughts on Canbra
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and they're perfectly valid points too, canberra at present offers nothing to be proud of. However in this particular thread they're not very constructive, we're trying to keep an 'optimistic' *cough* feel here..
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Canberra is actually quite a nice looking place in certain areas and the natural landscape of the place is really nice. I'm proud of the ACT Brumbies and all the great Rugby players we produce. We also, surprisingly, have a really good night life. The ANU is regarded as the best university in Australia. We have as much to do in our small city as any other big city. All you can really knock Canberra on is the fact it has no beach, shit weather, too many hippies, too much sprawl, poort transport and poor urban planning and that it is a bit too small. Other than that its awesome, and most of those things don't matter that much
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and they're perfectly valid points too, canberra at present offers nothing to be proud of.
Only in Canberra would a stupid ****wit comment like that be allowed to go unpunished. What drugs are you on, moron?
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L2, the CityRail train is.

L2, the user is not.


I'm just sharing my opinions/thoughts on Canbra
So, just for a moment, here are my thoughts on Wollongong. It's convenient that I just got back from there today, and my memory is still fresh.

The worst part of it is most definitely the 'City Centre'. It is run down, dirty, broken and painful on the eyes. It is situated next to a polluting steelworks. Traffic can't move freely because two lane roads running through the CBD have one lane dedicated to parking! I couldn't leave the way i wanted to because it took me four cross streets to find a street I could turn right onto. When we got better radio presenters (remember Marty and Erica, Canberrans?), the ones we kicked out wound up in Wollongong.

The only event I've been to in Wollongong and enjoyed was an Alex Lloyd concert, and the best place they could find to host it was in an RSL club.

Finally, the best part of it is Kiama, and it isn't even in the city limits.

Get a clue, get some pride, and start listing things you like about your own place of residence before you wantonly bust into a forum you're not welcome in and start popping off about what you dislike. I'd be quite happy to discuss the differences between our cities if you could be the least bit civil about it...

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Why on earth are you telling me about Wollongong? I don't live there - infact I don't live anywhere close to a coastal area.

Would you like it if I started lecturing you about Walgett?
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