SRL despite how it has come about, will revolutionise inter suburban travel in Melbourne. This is what is planned out in Plan Melbourne 2050 - 20 minute neighbourhoods Employment, education and services all within 20 minutes of where you live. A document that DoT had from Development Victoria, but ignored.Well I for one sure as hell hope you (and the urban planners) are right. Because if not we are going to be looking at one of if not the most expensive White Elephant in Victorian history
My only criticism is Bus and Light Rail networks should be upgraded now to begin to deliver the benefits of SRL while it is under construction. Especially in the inner city were Light Rail is the SRL.
Of course the project will take so long to complete that none of the people involved will be around in politics / their jobs long enough to see it completed so there won't be any accountability to be had anyway so Hey-Ho, Let's Go!