Started by ozbob, January 02, 2022, 00:46:05 AM
QuoteTravel between Sydney and Newcastle would be slashed to just 45 minutes under a Labor proposal for a high-speed rail line to be unveiled by Anthony Albanese on Sunday.The opposition leader confirmed he will commit to providing $500 million to the ambitious project in his first budget if Labor topples the coalition at the federal election.Speaking in the Hunter region on Sunday, Mr Albanese will tell a rally that the 250km/h rail line was needed to serve a population set to grow by 200,000 by 2040."We've already outlined how our new High Speed Rail Authority will kickstart this nation building project by updating the business case and building on Labor's work from when we were last in government," Mr Albanese will say. ...
QuoteOpposition Leader Anthony Albanese will promise hundreds of millions of dollars for a fast rail link between Sydney and Newcastle if Labor wins the upcoming federal election as part of a plan to start a high-speed rail network along the nation's east coast.Mr Albanese, who will unveil the plan at a speech on Sunday in the Labor heartland of Newcastle, said a $500 million down payment for the new link between the regional centre and the country's largest capital city would be provided in his first federal budget. The initial funds would help cover the purchase of land in the corridor, planning and early works but the project would require state government involvement. ...
Quote from: Gazza on January 04, 2022, 13:25:10 PMYes but regional areas need funding too. NSW has been very Sydney Centric with its PT expenditure, except for the chatty little tram in Newcastle.The current 2h 45 min journey to Newcastle (Which is only 120km from Sydney) is in no way acceptable.Also, in other countries, HSR does not seem to prevent good transport in cities.
QuoteIf they said that we will commit to fast rail electric rail and that fast rail can and will be converted to HSR in the future, then people may vote for that?
QuoteHSR will really suck the funds out of much-needed improvements for PT in other areas of Australia.
Quote from: verbatim9 on January 04, 2022, 13:05:43 PMIf they said that we will commit to fast rail electric rail and that fast rail can and will be converted to HSR in the future, then people may vote for that?
QuoteFinally. I'm getting a bit disillusioned with a bunch of gunzels, rail and PT fans that see this as a waste, that a gradual improvement is needed or that this is a slap in the face of Victoria. Finally some good commentary.
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