In reference to electric fixed rail transport, possibly the planned trams, sorry, light rail, for Sydney, I read this,
not all make financial or environmental sense.
No they don't, and so? Does everything have to be boiled down to such base basics? Cannot convenience and governments doing things to please the people come into the equation?
I don't mean electric rail lines should be constructed if there is not a significant usage factor, but by golly, there were plenty of electric trains and trams retained that carried virtually no one, only for political reasons.
Sometimes you have to forget about the dollar and cents and invest money in convenience and pleasure. How wonderful it will be for Sydney people if the suggested light rail plans go ahead. Will the light rail make a decent return on the invested capital? Possibly not, but I can only repeat myself, it not always about money.
I just hope the NSW government is planning to act once this proposed line is in action. I can tell you, it will be mega successful if it is done correctly.