What's the time frame for this 5 million people in each of Canberra and Albury? How are you going to get that many people to want to live there and how are you going to provide water and other essential services? How many will be living in Sydney and Melbourne by then? 100 million? Typical of your twisted logic eddy, assume the ridiculous and everything falls into place.
Any proposition is based on assumptions that only time will tell if they were correct or not so I assume an increase of 100,000 per year each for Albury and Canberra and depending on how many people live in each house it would take maybe 100 years to recover the $35b at 2% or $10,000 average and as you have pointed out any larger maglevy may deter people from moving out there.
But we must take into account the profit from Magtube also paying off the principle and assuming it costs $10,000 per trip then enough trains to take the 30,000 people daily at 2,000 persons per train would cost $150,000 per day or with 10m people per year with an income of $2b and running cost of even $100m there would be enough profit to pay off the principle a lot quicker.
The whole Murray Darling basin from SE Qld to SA has a current population of about 2 million and has chronic problems with water, yet to provide a showcase for somebody else's totally unproven technology and to satisfy a need that is already met by air transport, you wish to build two cities of 5 million people!
I should have said make Albury like a suburb of Melbourne and Canberra like a suburb of SydneyStill think it would be just as easy to make Albury a suburb of Melbourne and Canberra like a suburb of Sydney.Nonsense.A suburb is a locality within a defined Urban Growth Area. Melbourne will be the world's biggest city if Albury ever becomes a suburb.
Anyway I think it would only cost $10,000 to run a Magtube train from Sydney to Melbourne so to carry the 10 million per year it would only cost $100 million and if it kills off air travel on that route it would have a gaurenteed income of $2b per year income allowing the construction cost of $35b to be repaidEddy; you just don't get the message, do you? We don't want to know what you think. We want facts, backed up by solid, expert evidence.
I would definitely not agree with any of them.
Would you agree with this fact " a high speed train uses the equivilent of .33 litres per passenger per 100km"
Would you agree that in ten years there will be 10 million people travelling between Melbourne and Sydney
Would you agree the tunnels would cost about the same as NWRL