Supertrain

 
  eddyb Chief Train Controller

Hi


Just floating this on a couple of forums to get genuine feedback from anyone interested.


The 800kph plus Supertrain is better than HSR, conventional Maglev and Hyperloop it is the only one that can beat planes on speed, capacity, comfort and fare also it could take a passenger between any of the four cities (Melbourne, Albury, Canberra and Parramatta) faster than the train can go from Bomaderry to Gerringong.


Because we have the opportunity to start from scratch we are able to use the Japanese superior technology without having to make it compatible with existing maglev like them.


I suggest Parramatta to Canberra the first section to build and many people would like to connect airports but I prefer CBD to CBD .

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  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Nice idea, but who is offering to pay the simply eye watering amount it would cost? Shocked Most governments are battling big deficits, so don't look to them to fund it as borrowing the money would triple the already massive interest bill they need to pay on their huge debt load.

Then of course there's the concern that many things that work well in theory and in computer simulations, don't work so well when tried out in the real world.
  eddyb Chief Train Controller

Nice idea, but who is offering to pay the simply eye watering amount it would cost? Shocked Most governments are battling big deficits, so don't look to them to fund it as borrowing the money would triple the already massive interest bill they need to pay on their huge debt load.

Then of course there's the concern that many things that work well in theory and in computer simulations, don't work so well when tried out in the real world.
Bogong
Thanks I am glad you like the idea rather than thinking it is just some sort of fantastic joke.


Assuming it would beat planes in every way and have the monopoly of 5m people who travel between Sydney and Melbourne each year a fare price of $100 per passenger would make $500m per year.


If it costs the same as the NWRL @ $38m per kilometre that totals $30b plus $1b for the steel tube.

Interest @ 1% p/a on $31b =$310m


That leaves $190m for the Supertrain and running costs never mind the potential value capture in the four proposed cities.


I may be wrong but I think the world is back like the depression but I do not believe we need a war to get things going again all it needs for governments to start doing stuff rather than cutting just to keep the stupid AAA rating that only helps the banks to get cheap money from overseas to lend to negative investors pushing up the price of houses.


Actually I heard a guy on the radio say if we lose it interest rates may go to helping super funds and many retirees and I would add to that more Aussie jobs = more taxable income


So how about printing the extra money as is needed as it is a real investment perhaps giving unemployed engineers a job with the potential to export the world first technology later.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Been enought threads nomj high speed train, best to  comment in one of those.

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