They should create a passenger train service on the rail-line or a lightrail. IT does appear to be shortsighted to remove trains altogether from Hobart. This is a bad decision. Why do cities in Australia go backwards even when the population is growing. This would not occur in other parts of the world. I can see the roads becoming congested with noisy heavy trucks. This appears to be a bad decision.
They should create a passenger train service on the rail-line or a lightrail.
There were two proposals to build inner city passenger terminus's, both plans are in the archives
These second tier cities such as Hobart, Canberra, Gold Coast/tweed heads, Newcastle, Geelong need transport planning not less transport. The government need to start funding rail infrastructure. As the populations of these cities grow to over 1 million they will not be able to cope unless they planning and implement rail infrastructure now.
I noted that the actual lights (those that flash alternately when a train approaches) had been removed from the crossing light poles at the Bay Rd crossing, New Town.
It is strange that Hobart does not appear to progress and goes backwards and the people in Hobart swim nude at the winter solstice. It was one of the earliest cities in Australia and it never implemented a transport plan and the city appears to have stayed in a different time and never modernized. It is stagnant I would agree, but it will continue to grow into the future.
Also about heavy freight containers that cannot be transported on trucks. Will they travel by rail from Burnie or Devonport down to Hobart?
For rail/road 'intermodal transport', I believe it requires a special truck/chassis, which costs more. There are requirements regarding the weight that heavy vehicles can carry. Also you have to consider road weight limitations and heights. With a train you can carry many containers not just one single container and sometimes double stack containers where it is possible.