NSW Premier Dom Perrottet took a trip on a Shinkansen, said he liked it and then declared that similar High Speed Rail isn’t coming to Australia any time soon.
At the same time, JR Central board member Torkel Patterson briefed Premier Perrottet on a suggested HSR route for NSW: a greenfields stand-alone network running Newcastle-Parramatta-Western Sydney Airport-Canberra, then eventually to Melbourne.

@ThermiteBeGiants oh my god, what I wouldn't give for Melbourne-Canberra HSR 😍

(for no other reason than I'd love to visit @caitelatte and @libbyberrie without a 10h XPT+coach trip or the hassle of air travel, but still)

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