Back on topic
What, don't want to engage on the topic you started?
i think this is a case of privatizing the profits ... and socializing the losses (taxpayers footing the bill for a new hills train service).
The idea of the government spending an 8 digit sum on a crap train service should be shut down immediately, but they should not stand in the way if a private sector investor wants to foot the bill for it.
Amazing that you're in favour of spending 8 digits on a gunzel wa-nk but not for spending under a million dollars on helping provide a replacement for a soccer pitch torn up by a government project. You should have a long hard look at yourself.
(Mount barker businesses reaping the benefits of wallets on rails)
You really don't have a clue, do you?
Before going any further, name for us just five businesses in Mount Barker which are worth travelling to from the city and which would generate real amounts of inbound traffic. Just a handful, I'm not demanding a long list.
Mount Barker businesses would have a greater benefit from improving local bus services to Mt Barker which would serve more stops in those businesses' catchment areas than a train would. Maybe you've never been there (give it a shot, it's less than an hour to get there on a T840) and haven't noticed that they have most things there already, people living there don't need to take a journey all the way to Adelaide to get milk and bread.