Our mission is to help conserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains
and to increase awareness of the natural environment in general.
FAST RAIL - NOT ANOTHER AIRPORT
In April 2013 the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development released a report entitled:High Speed Rail Study Phase 2 Report. This report details the route, stations, speeds, costs and patronage of the proposed network.
The graphic I like the most is the one that shows travel times and the number I am most interested in is the Sydney to Melbourne travel time.
The HSR can reduce travel times to Canberra and Melbourne, reduce noise impacts on Sydney residents, promote development in Regional areas along the route, and allow people to travel in comfort and in contact with the World.
The HSR can be run on electricity from renewable sources, produce little or no pollution, contribute nothing to greenhouse gas emissions, and not burn precious oil-based fuels.
Flying between Sydney and Canberra or Melbourne, and eventually between Sydney and Brisbane, would no longer make sense with HSR in place.
We need this infrastructure program to start now, be built soon, and the money that was going to be spent at Badgerys Creek used to build a better, faster, safer, quieter, more convenient form of travel on these busy routes.