Australia - High-speed rail in Australia has been under investigation since the early 1980s, with every Federal Government investigating its feasibility. This study examined the feasibility of an Australian high speed rail system between Brisbane and Melbourne, coming in at a distance of 1660 km.
The Australian Government commissioned a feasibility study for an Australian high speed rail system between Brisbane and Melbourne, a distance of 1660 km.
Arcadis identified, assessed, and assisted with the route selection for the high speed rail corridor through the innovative use of Quantm software. The team then reviewed the available data sources on topography, geology, hydrology, roads, rail and services for planning the alignment.
Throughout the study, a close liaison was maintained with the environmental team to identify avoidance zones and protect environmentally sensitive areas. The team then played a close role in developing the land acquisition plans to preserve the corridor.
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