The closest we’ve ever got to high-speed rail is still pretty far away

 

News article: The closest we’ve ever got to high-speed rail is still pretty far away

Yesterday, the federal government released a $20 million report into the viability of a high-speed rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne.

  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner


Yesterday, the federal government released a $20 million report into the viability of a high-speed rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne.

The landmark study, conducted by seven economists and engineering consultants, pronounced high-speed rail as “viable”. But not in the way you would hope.

The report believes construction between Sydney and Melbourne would take around 30 years, with three-hour trips between Sydney and Melbourne not expected to begin until 2040, or, under an accelerated, more expensive construction schedule, 2035.

"The closest we’ve ever got to high-speed rail is still pretty far away"


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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
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trainbrain
FFS...I'll be dead by then Exclamation

Get the Chinese over to do it...it'll be done in less than ¼ of the time and a ¼ of the cost.

Mike.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
FFS...I'll be dead by then Exclamation

Get the Chinese over to do it...it'll be done in less than ¼ of the time and a ¼ of the cost.

Mike.
The Vinelander

And less than a tenth of the safety features.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the sky to fall, the seas to rise... and seeing a train on the SSFL!
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  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
I don't think this is the closest wehave come, I think the 90's options was probably closer when airfares were much more expensive. This report was written, everyone had a rough idea of the costs if not underestaimated and had a rough idea it was too expensive from the outset. I don't think there was geniune hype or expectation something may actually happen apart from a few one eyed gunzels. All the report has done is provide an otpion for the future and a probably realistic timeline on how fast it would be built and reminded most of us that HSR is best suited to larger cities more closely spaced and a more dense regional corridore.

Vinelander, my kid is 7, I very much doubt in his lifetime he will see HSR rolled out in Australia in his lifetime as per the report, I think something will happen in 20 years, but it will be local based not running between the interstate capitals apart from Syd-Can.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
All the report has done is provide an otpion for the future and a probably realistic timeline on how fast it would be built and reminded most of us that HSR is best suited to larger cities more closely spaced and a more dense regional corridore.

Vinelander, my kid is 7, I very much doubt in his lifetime he will see HSR rolled out in Australia in his lifetime as per the report, I think something will happen in 20 years, but it will be local based not running between the interstate capitals apart from Syd-Can.
RTT_Rules
AS you say above Shane, the HSR is best suited to larger cities more closely based with more dense regional corridors.

This is exactly how most of the eastern seaboard will be in 50 years time and the HSR will by then, be completed due to it being a no-brainer, consequently your lad will well and truly have the opportunity to ride the HSR when it suits, and probably with his 7 yo son in tow.

Mike.

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