Very fast passenger trains “affordable”

The Federal Coalition has announced plans for a new inland rail network, to cart freight from the Port of Brisbane to the Port of Melbourne.

This follows Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement of Labor’s plans for a high speed passenger rail link between the two cities.

Affordable trains

Image: Very-fast trains in China travel at 300k/h (Greg Muller)

The leader of the National Party, Warren Truss, says the Coalition will match Labor’s pledge of $300 million to buy land along the corridor and obtain approvals.

Research Director for Transport with Beyond Zero Emissions, Patrick Hearps, says Australia should invest in both passenger and freight rail transport and both options are affordable.

Producer: Greg Muller, Weekdays 11am Presented by Cameron Wilson  Wednesday 28 August 2013 11:06AM Full story here  ABC Bush Telegraph

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