Re: Re: Sydney light rail build at cracking pace

Whether you read it as 4 km of double track or 8 km of single track, it's still about a third of the track, equivalent to laying a single track from Circular Quay to almost all the way out along one of the branches.

I'd suggest that the complexity of the ground situation and built environment through which it passes make it difficult to compare directly with either Melbourne or the Sydney metro (the latter being quite a simple tunnel bore by comparison). Not to say it's being done the best, just that the comparison is not straightforward.

The contractors are obviously working to a firm state election deadline and no doubt will be shitting themselves to get it done in time!

Tony P