Perth Light Rail

The Australian Greens have been working with local government, industry and transport planners to create a bold plan for a major upgrade to Perth's public transport system.

At its heart is a light rail network that links the major train lines and provides greatly improved services along Perth's high frequency routes, while freeing up buses to provide additional services within the suburbs.

The Australian Greens have been working with local government, industry and transport planners to create a bold plan for a major upgrade to Perth's public transport system.

At its heart is a light rail network that links the major train lines and provides greatly improved services along Perth's high frequency routes, while freeing up buses to provide additional services within the suburbs.

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Abbott pledges zero dollars for rail in WA

18 Aug 2013

Tony Abbott’s wild promise of $1.3billion for roads in Western Australia comes side-by-side with his plan to provide zero dollars for urban rail in our state, Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam warned today.

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Public meetings on the PTA 20 year plan

04 Aug 2011

You are invited to find out more and have your say about the long term planning for Perth's public transport. Come along to a meeting being held near you:

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Action on light rail must start today

14 Jul 2011

The Greens have congratulated the State Government for its light rail announcement, but warned that the project must be brought forward and begun immediately. "Working with local government, industry, planners and the broader community over the past four years I have seen the enthusiasm for light rail in Perth grow rapidly," said Australian Greens transport spokesperson Scott Ludlam. "People see the abundant benefits of light rail and want it to be a significant component of Perth's future transport, and they wonder why these projects are going ahead in the eastern states but not here. "While the Premier's announcement of 40km of light rail is good news, most of the investment is well over the horizon in two or three elections time. "People need choice and public transport alternatives now, not in 2031. It is essential we get a proposal into Infrastructure Australia in this budget cycle. "The cities of Fremantle, Cockburn, Melville and Stirling will be particularly disappointed that they have been denied light rail - I will continue working with them to ensure we get a city-wide integrated light rail network. The network not be limited to the north eastern corridor and inner city ring. Light rail should be used as a catalyst for infill development and revitalisation in key urban growth centres. This is how we bring affordability back into the inner city and take pressure off the urban fringe. On a recent trip to Queensland, Senator Ludlam met with the proponents of the Gold Coast light rail project to find out how they successfully secured commonwealth funding for the project. "It took the Gold Coast 10 years to get from planning to construction. We are seriously behind schedule and can't afford further delay." Senator Ludlam's plan for light rail is available at www.scottludlam.org.au/perthlightrail Senator Ludlam is available for comment, phone Rachel on 0408 988 977.

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The WA Opposition agree, but will the Barnett Government see the light?

19 Apr 2011

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has called on the Barnett Government to release its long over-due public transport plan, while welcoming the State Opposition's support for light rail in Perth. "Light rail should be a component of the State Government's 20-year public transport plan - but where is it?" said Senator Ludlam. "The 20-year plan is six months overdue, and apparently went to State Cabinet over a month ago."

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WA light rail needs lines in the budget to match lines on the map

11 Mar 2011

Western Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has urged the State Government to make a Perth light rail network a budget priority, with reports that a public transport strategy will go to cabinet on Monday."Up until now this has been a campaign of lines on maps. It is time for line items in the budget," he said. "We need a funding commitment from the State Government and an application to Infrastructure Australia to secure Federal funding for light rail." Senator Ludlam, the Greens spokesperson for public transport, said reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions were just two of the benefits of light rail.

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