Sometimes things just make so much sense to me that I cannot understand why they don't happen.
Melbourne is a big city and we Melburnians travel, both domestically and internationally. We travel a lot and we get our fair share of visitors.
Sydney has a train to its airport, even though it is very expensive and no one uses it and it went broke. I am unaware of its present status. We looked at it once and it was cheaper to get a taxi.
Brisbane has one. I think it does ok now financially after a shaky start.
Our Federal Government is funding a feasibility study into a rail line from Perth to its international airport, even though the stupid Tory Premier says he does not want it.
Why on earth doesn't Melbourne have a fast train to our international airport? Instead we are forced to depend on the kindness of friends or family, catch a bus that mixes it with traffic on the often congested freeway and the major bus leaves from our suburban and country railway station anyway, or a taxi cab, which is quite expensive.
The land is pretty well there to do it. It would be packed if the train used normal Metcard fares, and I see no justification for any any system to use anything else but its city's fare system.
It will happen one day, but I doubt I will see it.
When I think of London's Heathrow Express to Paddington, or the train from Singapore Airport to Orchard Road with good stops in between, it just makes so much sense. You could bet that every decent Euro city has an airport train.
Premier Brumby, stop wasting money on the Grand Pricks and the like and spend money where it is really needed, like police, public transport and hospitals and health care.
Yeah, I am in a grumpy mood and probably will be all week.