Mall rail plan trammelled

Installing full-scale models of trams in the Hay Street Mall has paid off for Perth city council, with emails flooding in.

The PCC opposes the Barnett government’s plan to run trams through the mall and so does 93 per cent of the public, according to the emails. The PCC reckons light rail should go down St Georges Terrace instead. Lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi says the trams’ impact on the narrow mall is too“extreme”.

She points out 1769 people attended Melbourne emergency departments as a result of tram accidents between 2001 and 2008, with 107 classified as “major traumas”. Nine died.


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