Labor backs 'economic game-changer' high-speed rail as part of pandemic recovery

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 19 Apr 2020 11:53
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Found this from 2 years ago when labour was backing high speed. Could the Newcastle plan be a subset of this announcement or vision.

As I mentioned set up an authority. Define the project and then send it out to the market. The french would be keen the Germans and the Chinese.

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  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Have to return to my original point on this thread which is that medium-speed on existing corridors sharing with freight is much more achievable. Why not Sydney-Canberra in two hours - why isn't that a goal instead of these silly headline interstate lines that will likely never be built?

Start with something achievable that could compete with driving and airlines instead of more studies into something that we won't ever have the money for.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Have to return to my original point on this thread which is that medium-speed on existing corridors sharing with freight is much more achievable. Why not Sydney-Canberra in two hours - why isn't that a goal instead of these silly headline interstate lines that will likely never be built?

Start with something achievable that could compete with driving and airlines instead of more studies into something that we won't ever have the money for.
don_dunstan

It is a goal but an expensive one that needs whole new alignments to be built of about 200km's of length. Geelong just needs overhead strung up to achieve a goal.

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