What is our most inspiring example of world-class infrastructure built since the Sydney Opera House (finished over 40 years ago)? One project this nation needs is a high-speed train network between Sydney & Melbourne, built using state of the art technology to be called the HyperTran (i.e. Hyper Fast Transportation Network)
Consider this; 10,000,000 people travel between Melbourne/Canberra/Sydney each year making it top 5 most travelled route in the world!
The government report commissioned into building a high speed rail network in Australia focused on why it wouldn't work rather than how to make it work. Furthermore, it had as it's basis, the out-dated wheel-on-rail system (train tracks invented in the 18th Century) which even if it was built would see Australia ending up with the slowest high speed rail network in the world. The HyperTran proposes a bold new method of building and when the naysayers tell us that it’s never been done on a scale this big before we say, bring it on.
One person who really makes complex things easy to understand is Dr Karl. Take a few minutes and watch this video of Dr Karl talking about Australia and high speed trains. One thing he said which really stood out to me was that some train routes in North and South Sydney are slower now than they were in the 1930's. Let me repeat that: Some trains in Sydney are slower now than they were 80 years ago. This is what happens when we don't invest in our infrastructure.
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