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Fast Rail Threatens Flights to Sydney

There is a proposal to build a high-speed rail system in Sydney instead of building a second airport and if this happens, then flights between Sydney and Canberra will become a thing of the past.  A report released today says that airlines might try to compete with the high-speed rail system in order to keep passengers from switching, but according to Canberra Airport the routes would likely become nonviable as the frequency of the flights would suffer.

The Canberra Airport suggests that if the rail system is built, then more passengers would choose to travel via rail, which would take them right into the business district of Sydney at least an hour sooner than if they were to fly.  However, Infrastructure NSW has dismissed the idea of high-speed rail, saying that it would be too costly to operate when compared to air travel.  Canberra Airport has nominated Badgery's Creek in Sydney's outer west as the location of a second airport.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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