Crusades

As a crusading editor, I feel an obligation to give back to the city. Therefore please join my campaigns to close Mt Lawley Station and demolish the Guildford Hotel. See my recent letter to Transport Minister Buswell on the first topic.

Dear Mr. Buswell,
 
I refer to the recent work undertaken on Mt Lawley train station, including the public art, (discussed here at The Worst of Perth). 
 
https://theworstofperth.com/2012/05/16/public-art-alert/
 
I wonder at the decision to spend large amounts of money on a station that according to the transport website is used by virtually nobody. 
 
It is difficult to see why the station is even there, since it does not service the commercial centre of Mt Lawley (or anywhere else). The station is situated in a very low density residential area, the demographic of which would regard public transport as some kind of dangerous socialism.
 
Most of the day, even at peak times, the three sculptural figures purchased for no doubt vast amounts of money, greatly outnumber passengers on the platform.
 
Surely the sensible thing to do would be to close the station and put the resources into either more trains or into the other better used stations on the line, Maylands for example, where thousands of drinkers will soon be flocking to Alannah MacTiernan’s new bar Swallow.
https://theworstofperth.com/2012/01/12/i-still-cant-swallow/
 
 
 
Andrew McDonald
The Worst of Perth

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32 Responses to Crusades

  1. oorbea says:

    Prepare for the geological time scale response times from Rachel Turnseck (Buzzy’s advisor) that normally emanate from DumbArse House.

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  2. vegan says:

    no room on maylands station due to sheer crush of commuters unable to get into trains stopping there.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I laughed

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  4. ME aGAiN says:

    I like you…

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  5. skink says:

    I just got my copy of the Voice.
    the momentary joy at having my photo published is tarnished somewhat by the thought that newspapers now print shit taken on people’s phones rather than employ professional snappers

    print media is dead, but long live public transport

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  6. The Legend 101 says:

    Get rid of the Hotel but keep the station!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    While you are on the blower to Troy (M.Ec , chair sniffer and bar, ex Adill Carles) and his sad administration you might mention that there have been advances in computerisation since he last looked at the old PDP11 sitting in the basement of the Economics building in the 80s. Furthermore computers are now so cheap that you don’t have to drive them from government department to department on a sharing arrangement and thus you can avoid the failure of such a sharing arrangement given Perth’s traffic.

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  8. rottobloggo says:

    Is Mayblands (Bento’s ‘hood) and not Mt Lawley, but: chaos, dismay, struggling, congestion, and serious congestion:
    http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Park-and-ride-chaos-at-train-station/7625254/

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