Inland Rail Alignment Study
The Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail Alignment Study
In March 2008 the Australian Government asked ARTC to undertake a study of the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane inland railway, to determine an optimum alignment and to assess the financial and economic prospects of the project.
ARTC managed the study in accordance with the agreed Terms of Reference, including commissioning consultants to undertake a range of tasks.
ARTC and the consultants met a wide range of stakeholders during the study, including state and local governments, train operating companies, potential end customers and many others. The results of successive stages of the study, in the form of detailed working papers, were published on ARTC’s website and stakeholders were invited to comment on the study as it progressed.
The final report of the study was presented to the Government in July 2010.
||Executive Summary of Final Report
|B: Market take up
|C: Design standards
|D: Identification of route options
|E: Route development
|F: Maps of the proposed alignment
|G: Train operations
|H: Preliminary environmental assessment
|I: Legislation review and planning approvals strategy
|J: Capital cost and delivery program
|K: Operating cost of infrastructure
|L: Financial and economic appraisal methodology
|M: Computable general equilibrium analysis
|N: Stakeholders consulted
|O: Bibliography and reference list
||Frequently Asked Questions
The archived working papers from the first two stages of the study are accessible here.