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GeneralAvialtionInfrastructure25AustraliaBuses3.120Supporting our citiesH&RHeavy RailMotorcyclesSchedInt’l AirLightRailMJ-FFC/Passenger-Kilometre15105SchedDomesticAirPassengerVehiclesFerries0Int’lShippingAncillaryRailCoastalShippingH&RHeavy RailPipelinesArticulatedTrucksRigid TrucksLightCommercialVehiclesFigure 6: Train overcrowding: load breachesMJ-FFC/Freight-Kilometreon Melbourne’s AM peak period train 2001 to 20073025Number of breaches201510502001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007YearOver 850 798 to 850Source: East-West Link Needs Assessment 2008, Investing in Transport, April.20022007However, even today public transportsystems are showing their own signs ofcongestion given the increasing demandacross the country. Indeed, there hasbeen a recent model shift to publictransport across Australia, variouslyPrimary products STM ETMattributed to rising CBD employment,traffic congestion, high petrol pricesand environmental concerns.In the case of Sydney, this also hasimplications for national rail freight becausefreight trains often share the same railnetworks as passenger trains.0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%As our cities have grown, providingOther adequate goods (inc. mass gold) transit solutions Servicesforthese types of journeys means extendingour public transport systems to new,outer suburbs.As with the road network, public transportCoalMany submissions to Infrastructuresystems are now operating with capacityAustralia proposed rail or buswayconstraints Iron ore due to burgeoning demand.extensions to new, high growth, underservicedareas. While submissions includedPatronage on a number of Australia’sEducation servicesrail systems has increased considerablyPersonal travela large range of public transport solutionsover (excl the education) last few years. For example, into problems of urban congestion in differentNon-monetary Melbourne, gold patronage on the rail systemAustralian cities, submissions also lamentedgrew by 39 per cent between 2004-05Crude petroleumthe Australian Government’s relativelyand 2007-08. 78small role in urban transport investmentAluminum ores (incl alumina)Melbourne and Sydney trains nowand strategy to date. Submissions urgedreport Aluminium severe overcrowding and peoplethat the critical role played by Australia’sProf., left Tech stranded & otheron station platforms, withmajor cities in the national economy, andbusiness servicesoperators having increasing difficulty inthe critical role played by urbanA$massmillionNatural gasfinding more train paths within timetabletransit systems, should be backed byand network constraints 0 to add 5000 moreservices (Figure 6).10000 national 15000 strategies and 20000 investments. 250002007 2006 2005200244 | Infrastructure Australia – Advising Government on Australia’s Infrastructure2007

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