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AN investigation into a new high-speed rail service from Newport to the city will go ahead despite a lack of State Government support.
Maribyrnong Council will press ahead with its investigation into the proposal, which could carry up to 113 passengers a carriage.
It would operate during morning and evening peak along the existing Newport goods rail line at speeds of more than 130km/h.
But Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the goods line would not be suitable for regular trains.
Hobsons Bay Mayor Tony Briffa said he expected the Government to consider all options to improve train services.
Stations on the fast line could include Newport, South Kingsville, Bradmill, Brooklyn, Tottenham, West Footscray, Footscray, and then run directly to Southern Cross.
The rail cars would only run on weekdays to avoid clashing with freight trains.
This article first appeared on maribyrnong-leader.whereilive.com.au
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