Planned High Speed Rail Sydney - Melbourne

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  1. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Wheee!
    The big question for me is "when"

    Are we finally moving a step closer to high speed rail?
     
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  2. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo midas touch

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    Melbourne to Sydney via Parkes.
    Projected etimate 5 to 10 years.
    My guess, 5 at completion.
    One thing where there is 'bi-partisan agreement'.

    Woops sorry, wrong thread :p I should be on the inland rail thread.
     
  3. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    I wish... just spent $600 for 2 return flights Syd-Mel

    Did the regular rail to Melbourne maybe 10 years ago and my verdict on that was "never again"
     
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    Keep googling. ...coincidently comes up at every election with $millions spent analising :confused:

    But maybe one day. ...Took them a while to get badgerys creek airport going, 20 odd years wasn't it?
     
  5. Tony Fleming

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    Good thing for Wagga Wagga and Albury :)
     
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    Tokyo-Osaka distance is about 500Km and 2.5 hours in bullet train
    Sydney Melbourne distance is about 900km so I assume about 4 hours train if it happens? Main benefits would be if they build the station in the middle of the city, so no more airport travel and waiting
     
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    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Yep. There's a train that goes the length of Taiwan on its western side, does 12 stops, and I think it might take 2.5hours for the whole trip. Super quick!
    But their population is much more dense everywhere than ours.
     
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    On ABC News this am they were talking about a 2.5 hrs travel time .

    I'd assume there would be expresses and " all stops " .

    Cliff
     
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    I heard it will cost 200 billion and will be funded by increaed property values.

    Hey, there goes a flying pig!
     
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    Never say never, but they always wheel this old chestnut out around election time.
    We just don't have the population for it.
     
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    No. We just haven't embraced the romance of train travel.
     
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    Probably won't for $1,000 one way either.
     
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    Surely there are some red rattlers still rolling around. It's just to ferry work for the dole recipients isn't it? ?
     
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    Saw an article on the front page of The Australian about it (it's subscriber only on-line) but it claimed Clara company has land sorted for the 8 new towns/cities and options for 40% of the route pending government approval. Still could be pie in the sky stuff, but sounds like someone's doing something, not just election rhetoric.

    It's amusing that there calling it decentralised though but still need to go into the city. I'm not sure that's quite the definition!
     
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    Are you trying to derail this thread?
     
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    Albury will no longer be on the direct line. Shepparton will be though. They've probably bought up big. I should have bought that place from my father.
     
  17. Tony Fleming

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    Either way I think it will be good for them :) shouldn't be too far from both towns anyway
     
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    So property values in goulbourne, albury amd those regional citi on the will tripple?

    Especially in goulbourne and shepparton
     
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    I read the article a few days ago....
    I had the impression that they were looking at opening up NEW regional centres ?

    Kind of like putting in a ring road.
    Land is cheaper to "acquire" and the city will spread out to the new station/fwy/airport.
    Inevitably a new area opens up the other side of this new hub in turn pushing up prices

    Your guess is as good as mine as to which side of these populations the line may run, then where the station might be.
    But if you knew you could make some nice CG (in 10-50years :rolleyes: )
     
  20. WattleIdo

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    Yes because this all a pipe dream whereas the Inland Rail looks like it really will go ahead, not only this century, but this decade. ;) And through established towns where populations will inevitably grow. Combine that with banning live exports and you're home and hosed. This is for freight.
    Route | Inland Rail

     
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