High Speed Rail And Major Routes

High Speed Rail And Major Routes

85% Of HSR Routes Involves Use With Existing Railway Corridors

Victor P Taffa

Cost difference between utilising State Railway Corridors for 85% of Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail route and cost to build completely new High Speed Rail corridors will be many hundreds of Billions of dollars and decades of delay.

Federal-State Cooperation will overcome decades in delay by 85% of Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail route being along existing State owned railway corridors.

No State or Territory will ever see a HSR Train if Rail Networks has more than 1 Rail Technology and separate Rail Corridors built.

Capital City-Capital City HSR aka Japan’s Bullet Train will travel at 450 km/h.

Given the necessity of HSR Services to arrive safely at Capital City Railway Stations including that of Darwin CBD it is vital that they mix within the existing rail networks.

This was one reason why Editor Victor P Taffa has opposed a different rail technology in Sydney, Melbourne or any other Capital City.

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane do not have Populations of 20 Million People each to be able to afford the cost of totally separate rail corridors.

  • Japan’s Bullet Train uses overhead wiring.
  • Japan’s Bullet Train uses Heavy Rail Tracks.

Given the speeds that Japan’s Bullet Train travels at our existing tracks will have to be strengthened to take into account wind, speed and velocity of the train.

At least 2 continuous tracks are needed between every Capital City plus 2 passing tracks in either direction in areas of high traffic volume.

Once upgraded normal Heavy Rail and Freight Trains can also use the tracks.

High Speed Rail arrives at Adelaide Railway Station by lengthening Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major HSR Routes includes

  • Sydney-Adelaide CBD
  • via Bradfield, Bankstown, Richmond Line Extension, Richmond, Lower Blue Mountains, Western and Transcontinental Lines
  • Sydney-Brisbane
  • via Bradfield Line, Sydney Harbour Rail Tunnel, Brookvale Line, Cessnock Line, Newcastle CBD and Northern Line
  • Sydney-Canberra
  • via Bradfield, Princes, Illawarra and South Coast Lines
  • Sydney-Darwin CBD
  • via Bradfield, Bankstown, Richmond Line Extension, Richmond, Lower Blue Mountains, Western, Transcontinental and Ghan Lines
  • Sydney-Melbourne
  • via Bradfield, Princes and Southern Lines
  • Princes Line joins with Southern Line via Unanderra-Moss Vale Railway corridor
  • Sydney-Perth
  • via Bradfield, Bankstown, Richmond Line Extension, Richmond, Lower Blue Mountains, Western and Transcontinental Lines

High Speed Rail arrives at Flinders Railway Street Station Platform 11 as well as Southern Cross Railway Station

 

  • Melbourne-Adelaide
  • via Ararat
  • Melbourne-Canberra
  • via Southern Line
  • Melbourne-Darwin CBD
  • via Mildura, Broken Hill, Transcontinental and Ghan Lines
  • Melbourne-Hobart
  • via Williamstown Line and Rail Ferry
  • Melbourne-Perth
  • via Mildura, Broken Hill and Transcontinental Line
  • Brisbane-Darwin CBD
  • via Charleville and Alice Springs
  • Perth-Darwin CBD
  • via Newman
  • via Port Headland
  • Perth-Sydney HSR via Transcontinental Line
  • Perth-Melbourne HSR via Transcontinental Line, Broken Hill and Mildura
  • Perth-Adelaide HSR via Transcontinental Line
  • Perth-Brisbane HSR via Transcontinental Line and Northern Line
  • Perth-Canberra HSR via Transcontinental Line and Griffith
  • Perth-Darwin HSR via Newman
  • Perth-Darwin HSR via Port Headland
  • Hobart-Melbourne via roll-on roll-off Rail Ferry
  • Hobart-Adelaide via roll-on roll-off Rail Ferry

National Network Page has full details and can be read in Editor Victor P Taffa’s ISPUT website.