Duplication won't solve the Coast's rail problem

 
Topic moved from News by dthead on 14 Mar 2015 21:56
  8077 Chief Train Controller

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A MAN with more than three decades' experience in international railways says duplication is not the answer, as the pressure for a State Government rail commitment swells.

The duplication of the North Coast rail line through to Nambour has been the basis of much debate on the Coast for years; with Nicklin independent MP Peter Wellington having last week backed the ALP to help deliver what he said was a priority project.
Duplication won't solve the Coast's rail problem

This has been talked about for years.  Has a study on costs and feasibility actually been completed?

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  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
We are all tired of waiting for this project.  This really needs to happen as the expansion of housing and people living north of Brisbane is seeing a steady rise.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
His comments are valid to a point (south of Cabulture), but the Duplication and realignment is still needed until at least Landsborough to enable the Sunny coast line to be bult. But ultimately it needs to go to Nambour with further realignment all the way to Gympie.

When it will happen?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

His comments are valid to a point (south of Cabulture), but the Duplication and realignment is still needed until at least Landsborough to enable the Sunny coast line to be bult. But ultimately it needs to go to Nambour with further realignment all the way to Gympie.

When it will happen?
RTT_Rules

If the Independent member for the seat of Nicklin, Peter Wellington, wins the balance of power in the new government (and it looks odds on he will) then this is probably the best chance the entire duplication process has had. The southern border for Nicklin begins at Eudlo and the northern edge is at Yandina, taking in almost the entire Landsborough-Nambour corridor. I'm sure he will make completing the duplication/increased passenger services a part of his agreement to support the government. Likewise the Inlander is on much firmer ground if the Katter Australia members join the minority government (this passenger train runs almost entirely through both of their seats). At the moment minority government could be good for regional rail funding over the next three years.

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