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Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Alan Davies July 10, 2017 21 Comments

Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn't been made that the project makes sense

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

Alan Davies July 19, 2016 3 Comments

The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria's rail network was built

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Alan Davies July 18, 2016 2 Comments

A new company reckons it can build Sydney-Melbourne HSR without calling on government coffers. It says the proposal is commercially viable and isn't a Trojan horse

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Alan Davies June 21, 2016 10 Comments

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Alan Davies April 14, 2016 6 Comments

Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

Alan Davies April 12, 2016 9 Comments

The Prime Minister's embrace of east coast High Speed Rail and his spinning of value capture removes any doubt he's just as cynical and opportunistic as Labor and the Greens

Why are we still taking East Coast High Speed Rail seriously?

Why are we still taking East Coast High Speed Rail seriously?

Alan Davies March 15, 2016 27 Comments

East Coast High Speed Rail is the boondoggle that just won't go away. Yet gunzels, rent-seekers and progressives stand side-by-side in wanting to squander $100 Billion on this folly

BZE: How we found high speed rail to be commercially viable

BZE: How we found high speed rail to be commercially viable

Alan Davies April 23, 2014 7 Comments

Guest writer Gerard Drew from BZE explains the reasoning behind the organisation's contention that east coast High Speed Rail line would cover its operating and capital costs

High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

Alan Davies April 15, 2014 12 Comments

A new report contends an 1800 km Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne High Speed Rail line could be operating in 10 years. Moreover it would cover all its operating and capital costs. Fact or fiction?

High Speed Rail: would it run down Australia?

High Speed Rail: would it run down Australia?

Alan Davies August 28, 2013 15 Comments

Kevin Rudd is the first Australian Prime Minister to commit to High Speed Rail but it's no more sensible an idea for this country now than it was when first proposed by the CSIRO 30 years ago