During one of the early Talk Fest's it was suggested building Inland Rail to Plilbra/American Standard.
The usual laughter with the Bean Counters cheering to much money, to much money.
Well they were sort of right but if you are going to really Challenge the Road Industry building more of what you run is not going to be a real game changer.
I believe the new section curves are to be built with a minimum radius of 2000 m. Either way the line speed is to be maximum 115KPH the same line speed as the Kyogle extension opened in 1930 or there about's.
When the line opens in 2025 some 95 years after Kyogle we have lept forward exactly well regards line speed "Nothing", "Zero".
I could be described as Truckophobic as I am biased toward Rail. To make another sweeping statement our road construction and what people expect has progressed markedly since 1930 yet Rail regards line speed has not.
I do not know who is the Driver of rail projects behind the scenes as we always get just enough to say "well that is the best the economy can afford" and there is no need to gold plate it.
You never seem to hear that with road upgrades with the General Public cheering more roads, more roads.
On a positive note I look forward to the opening of the Inland Rail Line.