Tuesday 22 March 2016
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Australia: Badgerys Creek Airport connected by high speed rail

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The Australasian Railway Association is pleased to learn of the commitment by the Federal Government to build Sydney’s second Airport at Badgerys Creek with a high speed rail line linking to the CBD.

"The importance of including a rail line from the start of the construction of Badgerys Creek Airport is a given. The rail industry is thrilled to hear a fast rail line will form part of this major project; this vital link will contribute to the future viability of the entire project, said Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association.

"Planning a project of such significance needs rail options to support not only the Airport, but Sydney’s surrounding growth areas.

"It’s pleasing to see the Federal Government’s recent recognition of rail projects as providing solutions; rail is the most efficient, environmentally friendly, safe and cost effective mode of land transport. It is rail that can help Australian governments meet the challenges of the future.

“The Australasian Railway Association is supportive of the construction of a second airport for Sydney to not only cater for its population, which is expected to grow by over 6 million by 2031, but also for the millions of tourists visiting the city every year,” said Mr Broad.

(Source: ARA)

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