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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gold Coast Rapid Transit critical blog launched

This new blog makes a critical analysis of the use of traditional trams for the 'Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project' (GCRT). Its main points are that station to station distance is too high and that overhead wires are infringing into the tourist atmosphere of Gold Coast. Overall it rates traditional constant capacity trams deliver insufficient user-friendliness to create popular support and that thus sustained high patronage would be doubtful. It argues that 24km/h point-to-point speed cannot really be called 'Rapid' at all and that Waverail would outperform the planned systems big time.
More details will follow.

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