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19 August, 2009

dirty trains in Sydney

From yesterday's news. Unlike beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy, Sydney's CityRail (trains) and stations are way below the standards. NSW Premier Nathan Rees is spending $2.4 millions to add another 32 cleaners to clean the dirty trains and 15 hot-spot stations.

However, there's a catch. Majority of train stations that would be cleaned are located in government's electorates, and only two stations in Opposition electorates would be cleaned.

Opposition Leader Barry O'farrell pointed out that on CityRail's own list of the 10 dirtiest stations, 7 of them would not be cleaned by Premier's extra funding.

The moral of the news... Want your train station sparkling clean? Make sure your local electorate is represented by the same party as the governing party in NSW.

(to Don: Unlike beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy, Sydney's trains and stations are without a doubt unacceptably dirty that the government has to spend millions of dollar to clean them.)

News reference: The Herald

Posted by Antony on 19 August 2009 10:15 PM |

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I guess you either forgot about my stories about the drunk and homeless guys on the train, or simply decided to ignore those.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 20 August 2009 4:16 AM.
You make it sound like there are no drunk and homeless guys here.
Posted by Antony on 20 August 2009 1:29 PM.
And you make it sound like there are no drunk and homeless guys here.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 21 August 2009 10:35 AM.
These stories pop up periodically. They are neither truly correct nor actually a lie. They are floated merely to take the heat off more sensitive subjects that the inept elected officials are unable/unwilling to address. Sydney's trains and stations are no cleaner or dirtier than the people who use them!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Abbot Wu Yi on 21 August 2009 9:04 PM.
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