Melbourne to Geelong Bullet Train

High Speed express journey from Geelong to Melbourne in 17 minutes

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$15 Billion High Speed Rail Line (HSR)

A proposal to build a $15 billion High Speed Rail (HSR) line from Dandenong to Geelong, via Melbourne and Werribee has successfully advanced to Stage 2 of the bid process for the Australian Government’s Faster Rail Prospectus.

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Geelong to Dandenong in 30 minutes

Delivering cruising train speeds of 350 km/hr and travel times of 17 minutes between Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) and Geelong, and 13 minutes from Melbourne to Dandenong – reducing travel times to as low as 30 minutes. Peak hour services would be every 10 minutes.

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Significant Environmental Benefits

Compared to other forms of land and air transport, HSR emits 4 kg of CO2 emissions per 100 passenger kilometres, versus 14kg for private cars and 17 kg for planes. Per kiloWatt of energy, HSR carries 170 passengers, versus fast trains 106, commuter trains 90, bus 54, cars 30 and air 20.

Melbourne-Geelong-Dandenong

High Speed Rail Proposal Advances to Second Stage

A proposal to build a $15 billion High Speed Rail (HSR) line from Dandenong to Geelong, via Melbourne, Werribee and Avalon - reducing travel times to as low as 30 minutes – has successfully advanced to Stage 2 of the bid process for the Australian Government’s Faster Rail Prospectus.
The proposed HSR will be a congestion buster for Melbourne’s east-west transport corridor, with initial modelling suggesting it will attract 24,000 passenger trips per hour in peak periods – equivalent to the vehicle capacity of a 12 lane freeway.
The proposal will also significantly improve housing affordability and employment opportunities, as distant suburbs become more connected and accessible.

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