Time to plan for railway lines

Letters, Normal
Source:

The National, Thursday April 21st, 2016

 THE building of the Port Moresby to Rouna railway line was brought to a complete stop during World War 1. The current road works in Port Moresby are removing the last evidence of this proposed railway line except for the Sir Hubert Murray Highway route to Rouna. The failure to build railways has meant Port Moresby has become a road transport dominated city. The PMV bus system with the congested road system is unable to meet the transport demand a rapidly growing city.I have proposed railways and tramways in Papua New Guinea and Port Moresby of a long period of time. We will need our buses but it is now time for a railway and tramway system on the major transport routes such as Gerehu, Waigani, Gordons, Boroko and to Town. Also out to Nine Mile etc on the original railway route to Rouna. A railway line is also needed along the Motuan coastline.

– Michael R. Pearson,

Port Moresby

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