A quick one: the Metro tunnel reached a milestone this week when two test trains entered the tunnel.
There was the usual obligatory media release, media event and social media from the government.
I did this on Channel 9 for their 4pm news (but actually recorded at lunchtime).
I was pretty pleased with this interview – apart from initially failing to look straight down the barrel of my iPad!
Later I got feedback from project insiders that they liked it too – in part because it helps explain the route and benefits of the tunnel for those not familiar with it, and it noted the time required for fully testing all the new equipment.
Anyway, the TL;DW key point that I wanted to make: the infrastructure is great. But just as important to make the most of the investment is good services – frequent trains all day every day, and on connecting lines as well.