The advice from Infrastructure Australia to the Turnbull Government to begin and secure a High Speed Rail Link between Sydney and Canberra is welcome, and follows four years of inaction on this visionary project.
A study conducted by the former Labor Government in 2013 found that High Speed Rail could carry 84 million passengers each year, with express journey times of just 64 minutes between Sydney and Canberra.
A High Speed Rail Link would revolutionise interstate travel for Canberrans, and would be a game changer for Canberra and the Capital Region allowing people to travel and work between capital cities.
It would also turbo charge the economic development of Canberra and capital regional centres along its route.
This week I met with the NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure’s office to discuss my continued support for High Speed Rail and upgrades to the current rail service between Sydney and Canberra in the future.
High Speed Rail has been on the agenda for far too long. It’s time for the project to get the go ahead.