A high speed rail network between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will turbocharge regional development, cut emissions. But after years of discussion, the tracks are still only on paper, writes Beyond Zero Emissions Inc (BZE), a not-for-profit research and education organisation.
BZE has developed plans for the high speed rail network, which would be 30 billion dollars cheaper than previous plans and operational within ten years.
Australia’s proposed high-speed rail network would connect Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne across a dedicated 1748 km route. The latest report on the concept, released by the former Labor government last year, calculated that the system would cost 114 billion dollars.