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cheap canada goose uk canada goose These investigations are being led by UK high speed rail expert Professor McNaughton through the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. “The ACT continues to engage with key stakeholders, including NSW local governments, to support improvements in Canberra to Sydney rail,” Mr Barr said.November 28 2019 4:30AMCanberra fast rail route proposal gaining steam”The new trains that the NSW government have bought and a range of sensible and affordable signalling and track improvements will deliver faster rail quickly.”They will deliver worthwhile time saving benefits in the short term, and in the medium term help to build a more favourable environment for the consideration of high speed rail.”ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Picture: Dion GeorgopoulosMr Barr said he had discussions with the NSW Premier, Deputy Premier and Transport Minister about delivering faster rail services between Canberra and Sydney.He will on Friday join panellists including the deputy secretary at NSW Department of Premier Cabinet, CEO of Campbelltown City Council and the acting CEO of the National Faster Rail Agency.Campbelltown council has been lobbying the NSW government for a fast rail connection in Campbelltown.Of the four potential routes being considered by the government, the council sees a train to Canberra, via Goulburn, as the best option.Previous research has shown 57 per cent of Canberrans would travel by train to Sydney if the travel time was between two to three hours.Mr Barr said better connectivity between Sydney and Canberra was needed to unlock further opportunities in tourism, freight and affordable housing along the corridor.Letters: There is a good cast to start work on the fast train nowCrispin Hull: Here’s a fast way to solve Australia’s infrastructure problemsThe ACT and NSW have been jointly considering faster rail since the release of the Faster Rail Prospectus by the federal government in 2017.The ACT government committed up to $5 million in matched funding for the development of a detailed business case to prioritise upgrades to the current service in 2018.. uk canada goose

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