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High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

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High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Conducted by University of Melbourne and German Aerospace Centre, the report seems to indicate it can be completed in 11 years. With a travel time of six hours between Melbourne and Brisbane, and a chance of avoiding the airports, it would be a game changer for interstate travel.

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1. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

We'll be hard pressed to keep this thread alive for 11 years, I think, KVE. :)

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2. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Lol Luigi, fair point indeed.

That claimed 11 years is without any consideration of the inevitable politics - so I'll be surprised if the thread reaches 11 posts :)

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3. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Oh, I think it will. :)

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4. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Bring on the train buffs :)

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5. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

les

where are you

and it will take a huge mindset change from Aussies to work

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Lol GW, now that's funny.

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7. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

The fast trains in Europe are an eye-opener for Australians. They are fast, frequent and comfortable: adjectives that cannot be applied to trains in Australia.

Assuming that the proposed fast train can be made as comfortable and will run at least once an hour, I think we could easily be diverted away from the inconveniences, annoyances and discomfort of airports and aircraft.

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8. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Put in a bar car and I'd give it a go.

Unfortunately wouldn't improve our options from Darwin though.

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9. Re: High Speed Rail - East Coast Feasibility Study

Well it took 129 years for the railway line to reach Darwin from Adelaide and there were many political promises made but not kept. So the High speed line may not occur in my lifetime ;-)))

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Yes, I was on the inaugural to Darwin and I had no idea of the excitement and impact it had to the remote community. There were outback schools that came out to Tennant Creek in the middle of the night to 'welcome' the train.

But yes, can't see the politics being as easy as the studies.