Train faster than air travel, Part 2

12 Март, 2016

  

The proposed route, will combine major cities: Melbourne, Канберру, Sydney and Brisbane.

So, What are the arguments of supporters of high-speed rail?

There is a proposal to build a high-speed rail system, that would link Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne by highlighted 1748 km route.

According to this proposal,, Trains will move at a speed of more than 250 km / h, and people could travel from Sydney to Melbourne within two hours and 44 минут, а из Сиднея в Брисбен в течение двух часов и 37 минут. It's going to be faster, Than to fly on airplanes, Time-sensitive, carried out at airports.

High-speed railway network in addition to, that it will unite the above-mentioned major cities, will also include stops at 12 regional stations: Gold Coast, Casino, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Tari, Newcastle, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Wagga Wagga, Albury Wodonga and Shepparton.

According to the report, commissioned by Gillard's government in 2013 The cost of the project will be about $ 114 billion, However, an independent report, which was released in 2014 Year, Beyond Zero Emissions, Found, that a similar route can be built for $ 84 Billion, and will pay off in 40 years.

  

  

A subsequent report from the Railway Association of Australia scales the estimated cost down even further to $ 68 Billion.

According to the Labour Party, Construction can begin in 2027 году, from the first stage - the Sydney -  Melbourne line, который будет завершен к 2040 году, And theYearnetwork will be fully ready to receive passengers to 2065 году.

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Extension: The high-speed railway project is again defined as a priority, Part 3 >>

 

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