The secretary of the Railway for Warringah Committee, Mr C. L. Cotton, said: “The Government is making on £8 million blunder.
“It is wasting assets worth £6 million in closing up Wynyard tunnel and the rail facilities on the Bridge, and another £2 million on converting to a roadway.
“Traffic figures show the new road will be saturated from the moment it is opened. It will handle 3,000 cars an hour, where electric trains could carry 50,000 passengers.
“Elimination of the space for rail tracks on the Bridge is a political scandal and all the North Shore councils, municipalities, and progress associations are up in arms over it.
“This conversion is the greatest transport bungle in Sydney’s history.”