A rapid bus system along Victoria Road and an extension of Sydney's eastern suburbs light rail line from Kensington to Malabar are, along with a tram down Parramatta Road, inner Sydney options recently analysed by Transport for NSW.
Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.
Detailed plans for a light rail line along Parramatta Road linking Sydney's central business district to Burwood were developed by the state's transport agency - but were abandoned several months ago.
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