Syd monorail to stop operating in one year: Berejiklian
22/06/2012 - Sydney's monorail has just a year of life left.
Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced it will cease stop operating next June, making way for the removal of the infrastructure to accommodate the new convention centre at Darling Harbour.
"The monorail will cease operations on Sunday, June 30, 2013 and will be removed after that date," Berejiklian said in a statement.
"The monorail has never been truly embraced by the community and is reaching the end of its economic life."
The existing monorail infrastructure and rolling stock would soon be taken to market, she said.
The government paid $19.8 million for the company that owns Sydney's monorail and light rail, Metro Transport Sydney.
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