DoIT – Brisbane to Melbourne High Speed Railway Link – New South Wales - Project Profile
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The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DoIT) is planning to undertake the Brisbane to Melbourne High-Speed Railway Link project in New South Wales, Australia.
The project involves the construction of a 1,748km high-speed rail network. The project is proposed to be implemented in stages.
The first stage of the project involves the construction of the railway section linking Sydney to Melbourne via Canberra and the regional towns of Wagga Wagga, Albury/Wodonga and Shepparton.
The next stage involves the construction of the railway link from Sydney to Brisbane via Newcastle.
The project includes the construction of new railway stations, interchange sections and passageways, the installation of signaling units, electrical and mechanical equipment, and safety and security systems, and the laying of railway tracks.
The study of the proposed rail line between Sydney and Canberra has been conducted in two phases. The first phase of the study of the rail link was completed and unveiled on August 4, 2011, whereas, the second phase study was commenced in late 2011 and concluded on April 11, 2013.
Australian Rail Track Corporation has been appointed as Study consultant.
The government is in the process of establishing a new High-Speed Rail Authority for the project. The authority will be given US$47 million to finalize the route of the track and locations of train stations, in negotiation with the relevant state and territory governments.
CLARA ("Consolidated Land and Rail Australia") met with government and opposition officials to discuss a solution using Japan Railways' SC Maglev, with a trip of 1 hour 50 minutes from Sydney to Melbourne.
CLARA partners Japan Railways Central, Mitsui and General Electric to provide a commercial funding model using private investors, that could build an SC Maglev linking Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, while creating 8 new self-sustaining inland cities linked to the high-speed connection and contributing to the community.
In June 2012, The Canberra Airport Pty Ltd (CAPL) announced that they will invest US$140 million to build a station in Canberra if the HSR link passes near to the Canberra Airport passenger terminal. However, the final decision is yet to be made by DoIT.
In July 2016, CLARA publicized the proposal and informed that, once the project is approved by the government, the construction is expected to begin within five years and HSR would be fully operational from 2040.
The ACT Government has applied to DoIT for route change to pass the HSR from Canberra Airport rather than into Civic.
Hyperloop One has been appointed as the technical consultant.
The project is in early stage of development.
The project involves the construction of 1,748km high speed rail link between Brisbane to Melbourne in New South Wales, Australia.
The US$152,218 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of high speed railway line
2. Construction of new railway stations
3. Construction of signalling units
4. Construction of interchange sections
5. Construction of passage ways
6. Laying of rail tracks
7. Construction of other related infrastructural facilities
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