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Bullet Train approved for Federal Election

By Barcham - 23 May 2013 43

ZOOM!

Australia’s most single minded party, Bullet Train for Australia, have just had their federal party application approved by the Australian Electoral Commission.

To celebrate they’ve sent out a press release that sounds like one of those Charlie Sheen Meme’s from 2011.

Winning!

Today the Australian Electoral Commission has officially approved the Bullet Train for Australia federal party application. Millions of Australians will now have the opportunity to vote for something real that will benefit all people and future generations. Being on millions of ballot papers isn’t our only win. Our other wins are stacking up faster than an intercity express train as our campaign starts to roll:

• Fastest policy – WIN!

• Longest distance policy – WIN!

• Best name of any party – WIN!

• Fewest celebrity candidates – WIN!

• Least annoying party – WIN!

See what I mean?

Still for those of you who like Bullet Trains, this is some rather good news.

[Image from their change.org page]

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43 Responses to
Bullet Train approved for Federal Election
milkman 3:26 pm 23 May 13

allyroger said :

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

I bet you love the Coalition NBN plan too

I bet you love the way Labor spends more than we can afford.

dungfungus 2:20 pm 23 May 13

allyroger said :

For me, a very large selling point would be to invigorate regional Australian Towns. With VFR you could conceivably live in Goulbourn or surrounds (providing there is a stop there) and commute to Sydney CBD. Then bring home your pay packet and spend it in the town.

The pay packet at the end of the week would be very thin after paying the daily return fare for the VFR.

beardedclam 1:51 pm 23 May 13

joingler said :

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

That is assuming it doesn’t have murder suspects holding up the train in Bundanoon like last time I got a train to Sydney……

I know the train driver that found the head. Apparently the offender was just “staring up at the stars”, taken care of by a previous train on its way to Port Kembla. Not passenegr trains though, just wheat and other freight. How were you on that train?

beardedclam 1:48 pm 23 May 13

Might give the poor people from Ford Australia some work, 1000’s of jobs created.

HiddenDragon 1:38 pm 23 May 13

dungfungus said :

HiddenDragon said :

• Fading China boom – LOSE!

Unless we have an India boom at least equal to the China boom, no federal government is going to have the money to pay for this. Grand projects like this, which might have been, are another reminder of how we squandered the boom – we are going to have a lot of time to reflect on that sad reality.

Canberra’s Very Fast Tram is OK though, we have the ongoing rates and taxes boom to pay for that – Toot! Toot! – here comes the taxman!

There has been a lot of bad economic news this week and the market and dollar are falling.
There is no doubt that Australia is already in a recession and with the fiscal cupboard bare – the stats will confirm that within the next 3 months- there will be no funding for any infrastructure projects except the critically essential ones, so this will consign any further thought of a VFT (including the bulls*** studies) to the shredder.
Locally, there is a strong case for an eco-friendly, catenary free Very Light Rail network which would be half the cost of the favoured Gold Coast/Euro tram model. If a light rail network does not eventuate expect a massive expansion of the ACTION diesel bus fleet because Canberra will still expand and public mass transport capabilities will have to increase commensurately to cope.

In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how the system copes with the effects of pay parking in the Parliamentary Triangle.

allyroger 1:32 pm 23 May 13

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

I bet you love the Coalition NBN plan too

allyroger 1:30 pm 23 May 13

For me, a very large selling point would be to invigorate regional Australian Towns. With VFR you could conceivably live in Goulbourn or surrounds (providing there is a stop there) and commute to Sydney CBD. Then bring home your pay packet and spend it in the town.

Mysteryman 1:16 pm 23 May 13

Postalgeek said :

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

Absolutely. Develop or upgrade the system to deliver a person to Sydney or Melbourne in a time comparable to a car and I’d be thrilled.

This need to travel at very fast speeds creates an all-or-none mentality, when something in between might be economically viable.

The last time I looked at catching a train to Melbourne was 2 months ago. It was going to take 10.5 hours, required me to get on a bus for the first leg of the trip before switching to a train some hour or so out of Canberra, and the ticket price for a return trip was nearly $480. I decided to drive because it was faster, cheaper, and more convenient.

I won’t be looking to catch a train again.

dungfungus 1:04 pm 23 May 13

HiddenDragon said :

• Fading China boom – LOSE!

Unless we have an India boom at least equal to the China boom, no federal government is going to have the money to pay for this. Grand projects like this, which might have been, are another reminder of how we squandered the boom – we are going to have a lot of time to reflect on that sad reality.

Canberra’s Very Fast Tram is OK though, we have the ongoing rates and taxes boom to pay for that – Toot! Toot! – here comes the taxman!

There has been a lot of bad economic news this week and the market and dollar are falling.
There is no doubt that Australia is already in a recession and with the fiscal cupboard bare – the stats will confirm that within the next 3 months- there will be no funding for any infrastructure projects except the critically essential ones, so this will consign any further thought of a VFT (including the bulls*** studies) to the shredder.
Locally, there is a strong case for an eco-friendly, catenary free Very Light Rail network which would be half the cost of the favoured Gold Coast/Euro tram model. If a light rail network does not eventuate expect a massive expansion of the ACTION diesel bus fleet because Canberra will still expand and public mass transport capabilities will have to increase commensurately to cope.

Primal 12:57 pm 23 May 13

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

Comparable to what – Bus? Plane? Recumbent bicycle? Sorry, but nothing short of a VERY VERY VERY Fast Train is good enough!!!

Postalgeek 12:37 pm 23 May 13

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

Absolutely. Develop or upgrade the system to deliver a person to Sydney or Melbourne in a time comparable to a car and I’d be thrilled.

This need to travel at very fast speeds creates an all-or-none mentality, when something in between might be economically viable.

Diggety 12:37 pm 23 May 13

I would vote for them over the Gold Toilet Seat for Every Australian Party. But only just.

joingler 12:17 pm 23 May 13

A_Cog said :

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

That is assuming it doesn’t have murder suspects holding up the train in Bundanoon like last time I got a train to Sydney……

A_Cog 11:35 am 23 May 13

Canberra does not need a VERY Fast Train. A COMPARABLY Fast Train would do.

The bus to/from Sydney takes 3hrs 15 mins, and this even includes trawling through the Sydney CBD etc for the terminus at Central Station. But the current trains to/from Sydney take 4hrs 20mins.

Hmmm.

HiddenDragon 11:16 am 23 May 13

• Fading China boom – LOSE!

Unless we have an India boom at least equal to the China boom, no federal government is going to have the money to pay for this. Grand projects like this, which might have been, are another reminder of how we squandered the boom – we are going to have a lot of time to reflect on that sad reality.

Canberra’s Very Fast Tram is OK though, we have the ongoing rates and taxes boom to pay for that – Toot! Toot! – here comes the taxman!

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