Based on this study: PTUA: Melbourne Metro by name, but not by nature, which looks at the biggest thirty cities in the developed world by population, and which of them have a metro — that is, a high capacity, high frequency (every 10 minutes all day, every day, to most stations) rail service.
In other words, a way of moving large numbers of people quickly and efficiently around, without making them wait very long or check a timetable first to catch a train.
Of those thirty cities, the only ones that don’t? Detroit, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Sydney and Melbourne.
But Melbourne could have it, just by running its existing trains more frequently outside peak hours.
I especially like the Tandberg cartoon that The Age did.
Read more at the links above.
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