a19901213 wrote:People need to remember Syd-Mel is second busiest flight path in the world.
It’s one of the most lucrative travel path in one of the most wealthiest countries.
And people need to take in the effect that HSR will help to mitigate of our overcrowded cities. This is a project that can’t be simply judged by pure revenue and cost.
In the long run HSR will definitely bring Australia more benefit. The only thing matters is whether politicians can get it right or not. (NBN)
Check out www.clara.com.au an Idea which I think has lots of merit. HSR is less about SYD-MEL and more about spreading out urban development and connecting these cities.
We need to be thinking long term and holding a corridor is a smart initial plan.
There will always be demand for air travel for time poor corporates and air travel will still form a large part of this corridor. Especially with the opening of Nancy Bird.
State governments already have their own plans for fast rail (ieQLD 45mins BNE to Gold Coast/Sun Coast/Ipswich, NSW Newcastle, Blue Mtns, Southrn Highlands and CBR and VIC from MEL to Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shep and Gippsland.
Federally this needs to be stitched together and then we will have a very strong corridor where the long term benefits will be economically viable.
We have the land and resources it just needs to happen