Coalition focuses on finalising Inland Rail plans

    28th Aug 2013 12:30 AM

ABOUT $300 million will be poured into getting the long-awaited Inland Rail project connecting Brisbane to Melbourne via Toowoomba off the ground if the Coalition wins the Federal Election.

Nationals’ leader and Shadow Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss will announce on Wednesday his party’s focus on finalising the rail line plans and buying properties along the rail corridor.

Properties to be initially targeted fall between Rosewood, near Ipswich, and Kagaru, near Jimboomba, which is on the existing national rail network.

A completed inland rail line would eventually link the Port of Brisbane to Melbourne via the Darling Downs and would separate freight and passenger train lines near Ipswich.

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