Two Melbourne Train Stations Identified as Terminals For Sydney-to-Melbourne High Speed Rail Link

MELBOURNE’s Southern Cross rail station (pictured) – formerly known as the Spencer Street Station – could get a $2 billion upgrade, as part of plans to build a high-speed rail link to Sydney.

The rail tunnel, proposed within a federal government study last week, could cost between $61 billion and $108 billion.

The trip between Australia’s two most populated cities could take three hours, with the train reaching speeds of 350 km/h (outside of the capitals, where they’ll travel about 200 km/h). This compares to about an hour, by plane, or about nine hours by road.

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