From a ‘theory’ to reality.
HIGH-SPEED RAIL PARTNERSHIP
Anthony Albanese has revealed his vision for high-speed rail in Australia, in a recent meeting held with Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida.
The new Prime Minister spoke to Mr Kishida about the prospect of a collaboration to fulfil the rail plan for the east coast of Australia — which would span from Brisbane to Melbourne.
Mr Albanese admitted he was “obsessive” about high-speed rail after the two world leaders spoke about their goal to keep the region ‘free, open and peaceful’:
“I think there is great prospect for greater economic cooperation across a range of areas including – one that my foreign minister (Penny Wong) knows is particularly an obsessive one of mine — my vision for high-speed rail.”
Australia will soon turn to a country that already has an advanced rail network, and has pioneered the technology for years, to help this vision come true.
Australia’s 31st Prime Minister recently flew to Tokyo to attend his first Quad summit, which was attended by other leaders from the United States, Japan and India.
After reviewing the discussions, this gem was found, with Albanese doubling-down on his promise to make high-speed rail a top priority if he was elected.
A PROMISE MADE
Albanese’s ‘obsession’ to get this plan done was first revealed on the election trail earlier this year, where he revealed that the east coast program would become a “first priority” if he was to get into office.
The political stage show was predictable from this point, with Albanese being projected by TOTT News to come in and offer the ‘economic solution’ to kickstart Australia again.
Albanese has already announced the establishment of the ‘High Speed Rail Authority’, in anticipation of immediately beginning the program once elected.
Now, some real progress is being made.
How long before the building pieces start arriving in Australia? What will construction look like?
Australia’s high-speed rail vision is no longer a conspiracy, ladies and gentlemen.
CONSPIRACY NO MORE
When the devastating bushfires first occurred at the end of 2019, our piece ‘Australian Bushfires: A Smart City Conspiracy‘, gained significant traction for links to potential plans for high-speed rail across the east coast.
What would have been the largest infrastructure project in Australian history, with tens of billions needed to buy the land and support locals through the transition, now suddenly became a bit cheaper to pull off.
Communities destroyed, firefighters reporting unprecedented burning, military exercises and more.
‘Why are the most hit areas conveniently aligned with the proposed train line?’, many asked.
As coronavirus lockdowns hit just months later and the $1 billion bushfire fund vanished into thin air, thousands remained displaced and forced to rebuild on their own.
The last we had heard from high-speed rail was the guarantee that the program would become a major economic driver whenever the lockdown period does end.
After two years of economic hardship, and we began to emerge again, another disaster — this time the recent east coast flooding — once again devastated regions along this proposed high-speed rail line.
Just in time for the election.
Once again, residents and researchers discussed many anomalies found with the event, including the lack of assistance by defence forces and ongoing struggles to secure support funding yet again.
For Albanese, there will be little public resistance left after all of these consecutive hits to the regions.
After two years, the deals are now set to begin and we can look out for construction to begin soon.
A recession period will hope to ensure the last waves of residents can no longer survive, pushing them towards highly-sophisticated smart city prisons. A dystopia where trains and alternative options will become a normality for the masses with the end of private vehicle ownership.
But this is all just conspiracy, of course.
How silly of me.
Where are detractors like the Australian Associated Press (AAP) that said this vision was only a pipe dream?
What a time to be alive, folks.
Watch this space!
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