In 1955 Sydney the mass transportation system was vastly superior to what they have there today.
Modern people are good at long-winded explanations and apologetics. They aren't much good at anything else.
If you read the article you'll see they actually closed down the best parts of the existing infrastructure for simple lack of maintenance and no other reason. They couldn't even organize a guy with a broom to hit it after hours once in a while. Too difficult for such edjamafacated and scienmagistically advanced people. Things that a child could orchestrate fifty years ago are too complex for their extreme super brains. Let's have another meeting.