Fab news on the setting up of a national fast rail organisation which is not state based which hopefully would lead to better outcomes and less work overruns and dates slipping as they do in Victoria.
I am keen to understand if this agency would also be responsible for the procurement of rolling stock and also rail network operation? if so then might we start to see the emergence of a national passenger rail operator.
Melbourne to Geelong fast rail a step closer with establishment of National Faster Rail Agency
A little bit of analysis would not go amiss Bevans instead of just parroting the headlines of a paper that slavishly supported the re-election of the Morrison Government. You have no idea who the Chairperson will be or the composition of this agency but you already think that is a good idea even given the atrocious record that successive Federal Governments has had in regards to rail.Less work overruns and dates slipping as they do in Victoria.
Mate the feds aren't doing a great job with the Inland Rail project. Technically speaking that is a really simple project and it is struggling. And the ARTC, the Government Rail Agency is finding it hard to deliver a rail corridor to Albury capable of handling trains that travel at 130 km/h!!! Do you honestly believe that the Federal Government will have a hope in hell of delivering High Speed rail anywhere in Australia, which from an engineering and operational standpoint is infinitely more difficult.
National Faster Rail Agency (NFRA). From a National viewpoint the acronym might as well be FART (F All Rail Transit).