An 89-page overview report
Long-term Strategic Plan for Rail
prepared by Ron Christie when
Co-ordinator-General of Rail in June 2001
was suppressed by the Government and did not surface
until a leaked copy was extensively reported in
the Sydney Morning Herald on 25-27 February 2002.
The report presses for a huge expansion of Sydney's
railways, arguing that travel around the metropolis
will become very awkward otherwise (other arguments,
such as air pollution and safety, are also advanced).
The Government's response to the publication was to say
the report was only a "shopping list" of possible projects.
Following pressure from the cross-bench of the Legislative
Council, the report was officially released in May 2002.
Action for Public Transport has a copy.