Melbourne Metro Rail Project

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Melbourne Metro Rail Project by Mind Map: Melbourne Metro Rail Project

1. Pros - (Melbourne Metro Rail Authority)

1.1. Increase reliability

1.1.1. improve access

1.1.2. 5 new city stations

1.2. Increase capacity

1.2.1. allow for future expansion

1.3. Increase efficiency

1.3.1. reduce congestion

1.3.1.1. 20,000 more passengers

1.3.1.2. -18,000 cars on road

1.3.1.3. reduce overcrowding tram lines

1.4. Construction

1.4.1. employ 3,500 workers

1.4.2. minimise properties required

1.4.2.1. contacted owners

1.4.2.2. not acquired until early 2017

1.4.3. reduce disruption

1.4.3.1. CBD North & South stations constructed underground

2. Cons - (R. Eggerton, strategist & consultant)

2.1. doesn't address:

2.1.1. Signalling

2.1.2. power supply

2.1.3. run-down stations

2.1.4. delays at junctions

2.2. will only redirect lines across city

2.2.1. currently - have to travel to city to go in other direction

2.2.1.1. inefficient

2.2.1.2. congested commuters all in city

2.3. v. expensive!

2.4. need to:

2.4.1. grow transport hubs outside of CBD

2.4.1.1. For e.g.

2.4.1.1.1. London

2.4.1.1.2. Paris

2.4.1.1.3. Hong Kong

2.4.2. upgrade outdated systems

2.4.2.1. unable to operate on hot days

2.4.3. look beyond city loop