Funds for building Australia’s inland rail
The Australian government is to invest AUD 20 billion (EUR 13.5 billion) in its railways. The long-term investment in the passenger and railfreight sector includes AUD 8.4 billion (EUR 5.68 billion) to finance the Melbourne-Brisbane inland rail project, the country's biggest rail project in 100 years.
The inland rail scheme will provide a high-capacity freight link between the two cities to better connect Australia’s products to domestic and international markets. The 1,700 km route will link Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. (ben)