Is subsidising airport train fares the way to go?

The fare travellers will pay – whether less than $5 or more than $25 – is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre

Is subsidising airport train fares the way to go?

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Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

One of the key issues that needs to be worked through in planning mass transit access to airports is integration with the existing rail network

Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017.

In this week’s Tw3, The Urbanist comments on:

  • Is Melbourne already bigger than Sydney?
  • Bigger is better – small businesses once employed over half of private sector workers but no longer
  • Public transport is always greener on the other side
  • Doncaster hill’s next major apartment project verges on approval
  • Council wants toll for $5.5b West Gate Tunnel to be set by minister, not operator
  • Sydney park to be named after Green Ban-era community leader Nita McCrae

That was The week That was…


Weekend reading

Weekend reading 


What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?

The solution is seen as a single rail line, but it should be conceived as the package of infrastructure and policies that will best promote the accessibility of Melbourne Airport

What are the issues with Melbourne Airport rail?


How safe is cycling on city roads?

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on the road is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

How safe is cycling on city roads?


That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 17 September 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism

That was The week That was…