What stops it being increased to 80km/h? I noticed lots of wooden sleepers in some grainlander clips. The ride north of Wycheproof looked half reasonable. Nothing on the horizon for the next fortnight rain wise, so hopefully it's not too late if and when it falls.
What's stopping 80k running speed Callum is the fact nobody really gives a Fat Rats Clacker as long as the line is still operable, that's all they care.
There is no will or drive for productivity/efficiency let alone being competitive. Anyway when this work is completed there will more than likely be a big announcement how they Gov't has improved the line speed which will make it more competitive for producers to get they produce to port, then the golden oldie, this work will remove 2675 truck movements from the road.
Half the public will think, gee that's great, the other half won't care and at the end of the day it is not even close to catching up on decades of lack of maintenance. But hey don't look a gift horse in the mouth... right I'll get off the stage now
I agree though, it would be interesting to hear from one of the drivers, just how much of the regional freight network could run at 80kph if there was decent track and don't get me started on axle loading.