Blowout in city travel times predicted as lockdown eases

 

News article: Blowout in city travel times predicted as lockdown eases

Trips on Melbourne’s major highways could blow out by half an hour compared with traffic before the COVID-19 crisis, as city-bound commuters face gridlock once lockdown measures are lifted.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The challenge now is for rail and public transport to step up and become even more relevant now with the pandemic. Does Vline and metro trains and city rail and NSW long distance services have any idea how they will continue to attract passengers as the media entices people back into motor vehicles ?

Blowout in city travel times predicted as lockdown eases

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  simstrain Chief Commissioner

In Sydney we don't have any lockdowns and things are sort of already back to normal except the cbd doesn't have the tourists and foreign students they normally have so the CBD still looks empty.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I don't think they will have a problem. There will be some people who will be afraid to catch PT but i think most will be oblivious.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

It's just another excuse for driving for those who will be driving anyway.

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