The ABC has inside running on the oft discussed high speed rail link.
A high-speed rail link along Australia’s east coast would not be completed until at least 2053 and would cost $114 billion to build, according to a report to be released today.
The Federal Government’s final report says the rail link between Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne would require 1,700 kilometres of dedicated track and 144 kilometres of tunnelling.
A trip between Canberra and Sydney would take just over an hour, though trains would not begin running on the first section of track until 2030 at the earliest.
Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has told AM the Government is serious about giving it further thought, and wants a public debate about the idea.
Off you go then.
FURTHER UPDATE: Our local Labor Members have jointly expressed their joys.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Late to the party the Bullet Trainers want it all brought forward.
One more update for the road: Simon and Katy have bestirred themselves to agree it’s a good thing we’re included. They also like the idea of the train station being in Civic.