Melburnians who believe the city desperately needs a rail link to the airport should be careful what they wish for. They might just kill a bus service that is already better than a train could ever be.
Adam Carey is Education Editor. He joined The Age in 2007 and has previously covered state politics, transport, general news, the arts and food.
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