Category: Inland Rail

NSW Labor Says Sydney Metro Cost Blowout in the Billions

The Sydney metro project, one of Australia’s largest public transport systems, will experience cost overruns into the billions, according to┬ánew transport briefings revealed by the recently elected New South Wales (NSW) government. The Sydney Metro, which includes the Sydney Metro City and Southwest sections, the Sydney Metro West, and the Western Sydney Airport lines, will…


$14.5 Billion Railway Project out of Control, Minister Blames Former Government

Australian Transport Minister Catherine King has blamed the previous Morrison government for the current state of the Inland Rail project, saying it had been treated like “a strange vanity project” while failing to meet budget and schedule expectations. Addressing the National Press Club on March 1, the minister said there were “significant concerns” about the…


New Rail Network to Slash $200 Million in Transport Costs for Australian Businesses

Australian businesses could save over $200 million (US$144 million) in freight costs each year if they switch to the under-construction Inland Rail once it is completed, new research has found. According to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) modelling, the 1,700 kilometre Inland Rail network would drive down the cost of transporting 22…