High-Speed Rail in Australia

High-Speed Rail in Australia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Australia does not currently have any High-speed rail infrastructure. Various governments, private organisations and advocacy groups have been investigating the viability of high-speed rail infrastructure projects since the early 1980s. Most serious studies have focused on the relatively densely populated east coast corridor between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. Some have advocated a line extending as far as Adelaide or even Perth. Others advocate initially building shorter routes to service dormitory towns of the major capitals, possibly as a precursor to a full interstate link. To date, no HSR proposal has progressed past the planning stage, primarily due to financial unviability. High-speed rail is generally considered to encompass technologies capable of travelling at 200 kilometres per hour or above. Existing rail services between the east coast cities are slow, infrequent, and not realistically competitive with air travel.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135933469
  • 9786135933468