Started by Fares_Fair, March 11, 2018, 16:06:43 PM
Quote from: Stillwater on March 12, 2018, 07:24:52 AMIt's wild country for a railway line between SC Airport and Yandina and will be a long time coming. When it does FF, buy me a one-way ticket and place it on my grave.ALWAYS take what a politician says with a grain of salt - especially when it comes to the Sunshine Coast and its (largely) rusted-on conservative constituency.https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p326191.htm
Quote from: Fares_Fair on November 05, 2018, 09:01:29 AMNo, it isn't SR.I have been in discussions with this company since early October.I have seen all the documents and correspondence.They are offering to pay to build it 100%.Private equity backed by some of the largest pension funds in Europe.It's a Mag Lev system.There's also a lot more to this story.
Quote from: Fares_Fair on November 05, 2018, 13:44:55 PM^SRAll good. It's operation speed would be 100-150km.40km in length.28 minutes from Maroochydore to Beerwah.7 stops.Cost as for a 2 zone trip, and working within the TransLink system.Utilises solar panels on trains and stations.Company is working with US Navy to develop an aircraft arrest system for carriers using this technology.Have numerous patents.All I'm saying is that it bears serious consideration, not a fob off from Govt.Edit: 40km length added.
Quote from: ozbob on November 05, 2018, 11:45:45 AMhttps://twitter.com/charliepeeled/status/1059191664416219137
QuoteA US company that wants to build a $1.2 billion rail connection on the Sunshine Coast was told by the Queensland government there was "insufficient need", despite it first being proposed by the government two decades ago.The Caboolture to Maroochydore Corridor Study (CAMCOS) project was first raised by the state government in the 1990s to link the populous coastal towns to the heavy rail line to Brisbane. The designated route remains reserved as a public transport corridor.American Maglev Technology lodged its market-led proposal with the government in 2015 but was told the need for the project was not high enough and the cost of TransLink subsidies was unaffordable.The company estimated it would cost the government $30 million a year to subsidise through TransLink, compared with $80m set aside for the Gold Coast's light trail system.Under AMT's proposal, the train would run on a rail line several metres above the ground and use opposing magnetic forces to hover above the tracks and propel the carriages.AMT's Australian representative, Dick Rowe, told The Australian the government told him it did not support the project."Something's going to have to happen before the Sunshine Coast is caught in gridlock," he said "Whatever they do is going to cost them money."The service would run every 10 to 12 minutes for 20 hours a day, reaching a maximum speed of 150km/h.AMT estimated the capital cost would be half that of alternative light rail systems and operational costs would also be lower. In its proposal, it said it would transfer ownership to the state after at least 30 years and guaranteed construction within two years of approval.Sunshine Coast rail advocate Jeff Addison said the region needed the rail connection to alleviate pressure on local roads and the highway between the coast and Brisbane."The government doesn't want to spend money on public transport on the Sunshine Coast, it's as simple as that," he said.A Department of State Development spokesman said the proposal had not been rejected but "consideration of the proposal was suspended at the request of the proponent in December 2016".Mr Rowe said the project was still on the table but had not moved forward because of a lack of support from the government.The government's State Infrastructure Plan said demand on the Sunshine Coast rail line would exceed capacity by 2031.
Quote from: Stillwater on November 05, 2018, 13:31:07 PMSeems strange for the state government to block discussion at an early stage. Is there an alternative in the works and what might that be?
Quote from: aldonius on January 13, 2019, 11:46:40 AMI wouldn't expect too much. The Tilts take 45 minutes just to go from Roma St to Caboolture.
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