The tweak that could make high speed rail to Sydney a reality

 

News article: The tweak that could make high speed rail to Sydney a reality

Federal Labor’s election promise to use $1 billion to protect a corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane for a future bullet train has put high-speed rail firmly back on the political agenda.

  MetroFemme Chief Train Controller

Regardless of the election outcome a good starting point for high speed rail is Sydney to Canberra. There must be more passengers travelling between these cities that use buses or cars which would choose rail if it were available. 

Is there scope initially to lift train services between these locations as a start?

The tweak that could make high speed rail to Sydney a reality

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  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Regardless of the election outcome a good starting point for high speed rail is Sydney to Canberra. There must be more passengers travelling between these cities that use buses or cars which would choose rail if it were available.

Is there scope initially to lift train services between these locations as a start?

The tweak that could make high speed rail to Sydney a reality
MetroFemme
The first step is to increase the number of services per day to 5 with the new rolling stock by combining the Goulburn and Canberra services as a non-booked and booked service.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I think utilising the xplorers and endeavours post new regional rolling stock is important as well. This will give 168 carriages to provide the extra services that RTT is talking about.
  9034 Train Controller

This thread really belongs here Dumb and dumber - weights, measures and language

Or does a Tweak  really  equal  1 Billion dollars?
  justarider Chief Train Controller

Location: Stuck on VR and hoping for better.
This thread really belongs here Dumb and dumber - weights, measures and language

Or does a Tweak  really  equal  1 Billion dollars?
9034
Do we really need 2 threads about Labor promise to spend $1B to reserve some land.

In case some have forgotten already, Labor LOST. So the whole idea is moot until (ha ha) the LNP pick it up.

cheers
John
  viaprojects Train Controller



In case some have forgotten already, Labor LOST. So the whole idea is moot until (ha ha) the LNP pick it up.

cheers
John
justarider


+1 sad point for a rail forum site to push/ promote air / road options... and kill off rail including faster options
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE


In case some have forgotten already, Labor LOST. So the whole idea is moot until (ha ha) the LNP pick it up.

cheers
John

+1 sad point for a rail forum site to push/ promote air / road options... and kill off rail including faster options
viaprojects
...but being a rail forum doesn't mean every rail option written down is a viable solution.
  viaprojects Train Controller



but being a rail forum doesn't mean every rail option written down is a viable solution.
RTT_Rules



lol - same with the government but they spend a lot of money to delay or avoid a project ...  ie topic is on the table but sits in the filing cabnet
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Do we really need 2 threads about Labor promise to spend $1B to reserve some land.

In case some have forgotten already, Labor LOST. So the whole idea is moot until (ha ha) the LNP pick it up.
justarider
It was a dead letter right from the very start.

I have 0% confidence that an ALP government would be able to identify and plan an intercity rail corridor within one term of government, a task which would obviously need to be completed before buying up land. If you don't know where you're going to build the railway, how can you know which land to buy?
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Do we really need 2 threads about Labor promise to spend $1B to reserve some land.

In case some have forgotten already, Labor LOST. So the whole idea is moot until (ha ha) the LNP pick it up.
It was a dead letter right from the very start.

I have 0% confidence that an ALP government would be able to identify and plan an intercity rail corridor within one term of government, a task which would obviously need to be completed before buying up land. If you don't know where you're going to build the railway, how can you know which land to buy?
justapassenger

I don't think its the hard to lay it out.

HSR is a waste of money and benefits few, so focus on a greater community project.

National MSR project (top speed 220km/h where viable) including
- Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Taralagon and sparked
- Mel to Syd
- Canberra Branch, sparked
- Lithgow to Orange and what ever you can over the range
- Syd to Brisbane
- Maitland to Werris Creek
- Upgrade Brisbane to Bundaberg to 160-180km/h running
- Brisbane to Toowoomba, although more likely SG, sparked
- Perth - Bunbury to 160-180km/h running, sparked
- Perth - Kal

50% Fed Govt funding, 25% state funding and aim to get 25% private investment. Turn the $100B Fed funded 2000km long HSR into $200B, 4000km of MSR benefiting regional, commuter and freight.

Syd - Mel 5-6h, Syd - Brisbane 6-7h,

To be built over 15 years.

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