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Daily Mail | Inside Sydney’s Light Rail Disaster

April 20, 2018 Ciaran 0 Comments

Angela recently spoke with Daniel Piotrowski from the Daily Mail about the ongoing saga of Sydney Light Rail.

The barbeque is cranking and workers are playing on their phones – while the rest of Sydney is stuck in gridlock because of endless tram works.

New photos have laid bare the extent of the city’s $2.1 billion light rail disaster amid a ferocious court stoush and claims the Spanish subcontractor building it is on a ‘go slow’.

Pictures snapped over 24 hours on Thursday and Friday show many CBD work sites, operated by Acciona, were deserted.

It comes as the government was told the project is running a full year late and that the line, stretching from Circular Quay to Randwick, won’t be operational until March 2020.

Angela Vithoulkas, owner of George Street’s VIVO cafe and an independent councillor, said she had only seen a small work crew each day since January.

‘It takes more than three men and a broom to build light rail,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

She claimed business owners were initially told that each section would take six to nine months. (Major construction works began in October 2015.)

‘I’m not a mathematician but three-and-a-half years is more than six to nine months – and there’s no end in sight,’ Ms Vithoulkas said.

 

Read the full article here.