Train tracks running into the distance

Fast train fever: Why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

REPORT

by Marion Terrill

Australia should dump the decades-old dream of building an east-coast bullet train, and we should be wary of expensive promises to upgrade regional rail lines.

  • Transport & Cities Program Director

    Marion Terrill

    Marion is a leading policy analyst with experience that ranges from authoring parts of the 2010 Henry Tax Review to leading the design and development of the MyGov account. She has provided expert analysis and advice on labour market policy for the Commonwealth Government, the Business Council of Australia and at the Australian National University. She joined the Grattan Institute in April 2015 to establish the Transport Program, and has published on investment in transport infrastructure, cost overruns, value capture, congestion and discount rates.

 

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