Australia Plans to Build 1600 km High Speed Railway

Australia Plans to Build 1600 km High Speed Railway
August 5, 2011 1:40 pm | Last Update: August 24, 2015 1:43 pm

Australia has unveiled a plan to build a high-speed rail network spanning Australia’s east coast from Brisbane to Melbourne at a cost of A$108bn (US$116bn).

The high-speed rail line will cover about 1,600km, passing through Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, the NSW Southern Highlands, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Tullamarine Airport and Melbourne.
The standard gauge double track railway line will allow trains to run at a speed of 350km/hr and reduce journey times between Sydney to Brisbane to 3 hours, and from Sydney to Newcastle to 40 minutes.
According to the Australian Government’s estimate, the rail link will carry 54 million passengers a year by 2036. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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