Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson
Next Step In Delivering The Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor
Victor P Taffa
Hodgman Government is committed to activating the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor and delivering an effective public transport solution, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said.
To deliver this commitment, the Government is advertising for a transport consultant to undertake a study into the best solution for delivering an effective transport mode along the disused rail corridor.
As well as encouraging the uptake of public transport to reduce traffic congestion, the project will also support urban renewal on property along the transit corridor.
Study will take into consideration the infrastructure needs within the corridor, the ideal surface the particular vehicle type would travel upon, station requirements, signalling considerations and integration with other transport options including access beyond Macquarie Point.
“While the Morrison Federal Government has committed $25 Million to the activation program through the Hobart City Deal, we know more funding will be required. That is why this scoping study is so important.” Minister Ferguson said.
“It’s extremely important to note that the Morrison Government have provided this funding in advance of the developed option, due to the Hobart City Deal, giving certainty that activation will occur.”
“Once Government receives the study in the first half of 2020, we will be in a position to map out the path to deliver our commitment.” Minister Ferguson said.
Rail Based Modes Of Transport
High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h
High Speed Rail at 500 Km/h operates on Heavy Rail Tracks and utilises a pantograph.
High Speed Rail at 500 Km/h operates on the same electrical current and gauge of track as a Heavy Rail Train, Light Rail Vehicle or Tram Car.
Tracks for High Speed Rail at 500 Km/h are reinforced for factors such as wind, speed and velocity. Once reinforced Freight and Passenger Heavy Rail Trains, Light Rail Vehicles and Tram Cars can all use these tracks.
Heavy Rail passenger trains last operated in Tasmania until 1978.
Heavy Rail Trains operates on the same electrical current and gauge of track as a Light Rail Vehicle or a Tram Car.
Heavy Rail Trains utilises a pantograph.
Light Rail is simply a low-floor Tram that operates on the same electrical current and gauge of track as a Heavy Rail Train or a Tram Car.
Light Rail Vehicles utilises a pantograph.
Trams last operated in Hobart until 24 October 1960.
Tram Cars are a high-floor carriage that operates on the same electrical current and gauge of track as a Heavy Rail Train or Light Rail Vehicle.
Heavy Rail Trains, Light Rail Vehicles and Tram Cars all utilise a pantograph.
Gauge of Track is the distance measured between the two track rails.
Pantograph is a connecting rod from the roof of the carriage to the overhead wiring.
Freight Trains, Heavy Rail Trains, Light Rail Vehicles and Tram Cars can all operate on a street.
Freight Trains operate down the middle of the street in Rockhampton, Queensland.
Sugar Cane Trains operate down the middle of the street in Mossman, Queensland.