An hour to get from Newtown to CBD: warnings over impending gridlock

‘Almost 300,000 city workers would need to find a new way to get to work under new physical distancing measures for public transport announced on Monday, which only allow for 12 people on buses and 32 on train carriages.’

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And while Qantas confirmed on Tuesday that it would offer optional face masks to its passengers, Transport for NSW said current health advice still didn’t indicate masks were needed on public transport.

University of Technology Sydney transport expert Mathew Hounsell said one way the government increase density on the network, which is currently at around 20 per cent capacity, was through face masks.

“They are going [for] very strong on the distancing on public transport, there should be some discussion over time whether we can use some infection control measures on public transport to increase capacity,” he said.

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Tom Rabe. 2020-05-20, “An hour to get from Newtown to CBD: warnings over impending gridlock” Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media LtdNine Entertainment Co. Sydney, NSW, https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/an-hour-to-get-from-newtown-to-cbd-warnings-over-impending-gridlock-20200519-p54ui5.html

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