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THE Sydney monorail was a "fad" and a lesson in the risks of creating white elephants, NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian says.
The monorail will run its final loop this Sunday after 25 years in operation and workers will begin dismantling it in August.
Ms Berejiklian admitted the monorail "did not look right" in Sydney.
"It was almost a fad - I think at the time there wasn't enough planning gone into it," she told Fairfax radio network on Friday.
"I think history has proven on the monorail project that unless you get the planning right, you do risk creating these white elephants," she added.
Commuters will be able to buy tickets until 8.30pm (AEST) Sunday and the final loop will take place at 9.30pm.
All the ticket sales from the final weekend will go to five charities and a ballot will be drawn from 1,900 entrants to select the final 24 people riding the monorail.
Charities Camp Quality, CanTeen, Make-A-Wish Australia, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Youth Off The Streets are expecting to receive $10,000 each from ticketing fees.
Two monorail carriages and 10 metres of track will be preserved in Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in the short term, Ms Berejiklian said.
Almost all of the 1500 tonnes of steel and 400 cubic metres of concrete will be recycled once the monorail is pulled down.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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