Planes, trains and taxis

Public-private partnerships in Sydney’s transport system notch up another glory: the cost of a train trip from the city to the airport rises 10 per cent, taking it above $13. It was already expensive, but this means that if you’re travelling with at least one other person, a taxi is just as cheap. Reports the Sydney Morning Herald:

The decision to boost ticket prices was based on Westpac’s purchase costs earlier this year: “When the business was sold the new owners paid a price for it, and the Airport Link has to service the investor’s investment.” [Airport Link head John Wilson]

Published in: on 2 August, 2007 at 10:28 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Given that you also circumvent lugging your bags to the station, the rail link to the airport has priced out all but the most cash-strapped, and they can still save money and effort with shuttle services – only people travelling to or from outer suburban or metropolitan areas ever found it made sense. Actually, it possibly still doesn’t make sense, because you’re paying the premium to get you onto the Cityrail network, and you can get to Sydenham station in a taxi for less than $13.

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