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Federal Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon will be urging support for a high speed rail network along the east coast of Australia when parliament resumes in February.
The Abbott Government scrapped Labor's $52 million investment to establish an authority to start corridor acquisition and planning for a proposed rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne.
High speed rail will be one topic discussed when Labor's 'Cities Taskforce' visits Newcastle on Wednesday.
Ms Claydon said the government must plan for high speed rail in the future.
"They need to ensure that that transport corridor is both clearly identified and protected for future use so that we can, down the track, have high speed rail operating in what is the most densely populated part of Australia," she said.
Ms Claydon said under Labor's feasibility studies a high speed train would mean a journey from Newcastle to Sydney would be only 39 minutes.
"It just makes those options of moving around, whether it be for work or pleasure, finally viable for options," she said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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