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Gov seeking tenders for High Speed Rail

The Federal Government and High Speed Rail Authority are seeking tenders and experts to help develop and plan the first stage of the east coast high speed rail network.

The Federal Government and High Speed Rail Authority are seeking tenders and experts to help develop and plan the first stage of the east coast high speed rail network.

The proposed section would connect Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle and represents the first priority under the newly formed High Speed Rail Authority, which will oversee the development of the eastern high-speed rail network.

The network could allow passengers to travel between major cities and regional centres at speeds exceeding 250 kilometres per hour.

The Government is seeking tenders for eight work packages that will support the delivery of a business case for the Sydney to Newcastle section of the high-speed rail network by the end of this year.


 

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The eight packages include project controls (costs, schedule and risk), Rail Operations Planning, First Nations Participation and Engagement, and Commercial, Delivery Strategy and Industry Engagement.

This critical work will help inform important elements of the business case including proposed alignment, station locations, fleet, cost estimate and future construction timeframes.

The new high speed rail network would significantly improve the speed, opportunities for development and access to services for commuters.

The Federal Government has committed $500 million for the planning and corridor protection of the Sydney to Newcastle section.

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