It is a 7 km route and can help access people from Altona North to Newport station that links to jobs to the city, and link two major shopping areas which the need of buses. The buses that serve these areas can go into other bus routes that are infrequent. The cost I will compare is the ACT light rail project cost 870 million for 12 kilometres which is been told to be quite high. So it is a 500million dollar project. It is equivalent to 4 grade seperations. It is a silly idea but since all tram routes are in the east were built back in time, it has been well served and has high demand. Ferguson street is notorious for traffic funnelling in and the Altona Gate shopping centre carpark is quite full. It would reduce congestion in the inner west.