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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

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 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'

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

Would high speed rail really make Australia better off?

Would high speed rail really make Australia better off?

Alan Davies April 12, 2013 15 Comments

Australians love the idea of high speed rail but the report released yesterday for public consultation by the federal government shows it would be a very poor way of spending public money

What are the benefits of east coast High Speed Rail?

What are the benefits of east coast High Speed Rail?

Alan Davies November 30, 2012 25 Comments

The Greens released a report this week claiming an east coast High Speed Rail line would deliver benefits of $48 billion. Trouble is, it would cost much more than this to build and would mainly benefit regional leisure travellers

How important are the regions for HSR?

Alan Davies August 7, 2011 8 Comments

The exhibit above is one of the ‘money’ graphs from the High Speed Rail study – Phase One report released on Thursday by the Minister for Transport, Anthony Albanese. In my last post, I concentrated on doing a broad but quick response to the report and questioned the wisdom of spending mega dollars on a […]