COST estimates by the O'Farrell Government, 50 times more expensive than reinstating regional Victorian rail lines, are hampering the re-establishment of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, say the Greens.
NSW Greens transport spokeswoman Dr Mehreen Faruqi said high costs were preventing Northern NSW getting vital rail infrastructure reinstated.
"The O'Farrell Government has estimated the cost of reinstating the 130km Casino to Murwillumbah line at $900 million," she said.
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Using Victoria would not be a good as using Western Australia. From previous examples, WA rail builds look to be cheaper than Victoria. Thoughts?
Surely $900m for 130kms of track is way over the top! = $6.92m per km. Must be gold plated?