Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mr c on Physics, I mean Economics.





This guy was smarter than most.

He didn't make this observation apparently but whoever  originally did, they were  right up there with old Albie.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result".

Cabins on steel wheels travelling on iron rails fixed to terra firma are very unlikely to take enough people from 'A' to 'B' in sufficient numbers at acceptable costs to be profitable that is a well established and fixed fact. If it were not so there would be entrepreneurs lining up to invest, THEY ARE NOT.

Good old SOPMIABA is proposing to build a passenger rail system to take unidentified persons from Rangiora  to Rolleston and vice versa at a cost of one hundred really big, no make that ginormous, ones.
As Darryl Kerrigan famously said "tell im ees dreamin".

A number of badly damaged houses in the east of CHC have relocated the inhabitants to both towns and many many points in between.

It is much more than likely that businesses and industrial enterprise will have relocated also.

In the meantime many are doing significant travel to keep old jobs still rooted  somewhere in the rapidly changing city from their new residential area.

Through attrition and altered ways of doing business those travelling such distance will make adjustments.

One certainty Mr c your railway proposal will cost way beyond $100 000 000, gee whiz eight nothings is no big deal eh, and running costs will cripple the city struggling back to its feet.

I have blogged previously about the rank injustice of being rated on a rural property over twenty kms from the Masterton terminus to subsidize commuters travelling to Welly to work from the towns strung along SH2.
That uneconomic and heavily subsidized system has developed along the Valleys with the rail system in place and it still loses money year on year.

While we watch with absolute dismay the big spenders totally ignoring the post Earthquake changes imposed by that seismic upheaval this is just another moronic idea to be added to the growing list.

Moving heavy freight between Auckland and Dunedin on Rail is at best marginal as to profitability yet simpletons such as My David Chin seriously believe the sheeple will suddenly make the roundish world flatish, and the investment will suddenly defy every other passenger rail service in the world and it will be done carrying a fraction of the numbers.

Sheesh there are in excess of 50 level crossings on the existing single line from Ranganui to Rolleston and some of those with the seriously altered traffic patterns have gridlock with the few freight and coal trains at present, add in railcars at intervals and that chaos will multiply.

So it is just another bribe and another one hundred million reasons the Hydra is to be kept in the wilderness.



It has been published this moron has an estimated IQ similar to the guy at the top, I don't think so.

In terms of relativity this moron is just far too expensive.
c= 30 000 000 00000000oooooo........, wtf.

4 comments:

Adrian said...

Hydra eh? What would you call a National, Act, UF, Maori + Conservative coalition?

What are your thoughts on National's 'roads of significance to marginal constituencies' programme, at over twice the cost of this railway you are griping about?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

"What would you call a National, Act, UF, Maori + Conservative coalition?"

Reliable, stable, pragmatic and successful government.

Alfalfamale said...

Oh and I was forgetting NZ First. Yep, stable as.

Psycho Milt said...

I have blogged previously about the rank injustice of being rated on a rural property over twenty kms from the Masterton terminus to subsidize commuters travelling to Welly to work from the towns strung along SH2.

People who whinge about why they should have to pay taxes for this thing they don't want have basically failed to understand the point of taxation. If you don't like belonging to a society, go find an uninhabited island to live on. If you do want to live in a society, it comes with costs you may not necessarily be enthusiastic about paying. Suck it up.

What would you call a National, Act, UF, Maori + Conservative coalition?

I'd call it, a good reason why John Key will be pondering his future after the next election, regardless of who wins.