No Metro ! - Construct the NWRL to suit a compatible double decker operation.
The Petition of the citizens of New South Wales brings to the attention of the House that the proposed, and much awaited, North West Rail Link (NWRL) will, to the detriments of all citizens, no longer be integrated into the Sydney rail system.
Instead of the original plan, the new line has been downsized to a Metro-style operation. This will:
* require travellers on this line, and existing travellers on the Northern line, to have a disjointed City service,
* require an excessive number of people to stand for unreasonable lengths of journeys, and
* provide no opportunity for further expansion of rail to connect with Parramatta or Richmond
The tunnels will be too small in diameter to accommodate any future reconsideration concerning the use of modern double deck rolling stock on this line.
There are no definite concurrent proposals to convert more of the existing system to the Metro-style operation.
Neither the current tender nor the decision to transfer an existing public asset (in the form of the line between Epping and Chatswood) to private ownership has been open to public scrutiny and debate.
- To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assy of NSW:
No Metro. Construct the NWRL to suit a compatible double decker operation.
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