These are all anecdotal but really, what a case of Yes Minister. Sir Humphrey could explain these away so easily.
These are all New South Wales and Sydney based.
New trains were bought for the long Blue Mountain commuter distance train line. What a pity they wouldn't fit through the tunnels. Well, it was only a couple of tunnels really, but just one tunnel is enough yes?
University students in Newcastle walk out from their building and see a railway station. Oh no, we truncated that train line. No trains at Newcastle Station.
A rather good new driverless train line is being progressively built in Sydney, but it is completely incompatible with the the older system. Never the two will mix.
Lesson learnt? No. A new tram system has been built in Sydney, completely incompatible with the existing tram line.
Ah but wait, the creme de la creme. New ferries have been leased from Indonesia to be used on the ferry service from Sydney along the river to Parramatta. There is a top outdoor deck but at high tide two bridges will take the heads off anyone sitting there. Trust staff to get everyone off the the top deck to below as the ferry passes under the bridges? Nah. I remember when we cruised the Danube and staff forgot to bring down the deck chairs overnight and at midnight there was an almighty crashing as deck chairs were smashed and swept off the ship by a bridge.
"But Minister, people have to take responsibility for their own safety and duck when the ferry reaches the bridges."
The ferry height might be a moot point though as apparently these Indonesian ferries have asbestos within and may well be banned by the strongly unionised ferry workers.
You'd laugh if it wasn't costing so much taxpayer money.