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Will Albanian Labor government support a “very fast train” to Canberra?

Will Canberra ever get a “Very Fast Train” (VFT) to Sydney and beyond?

High-speed trains have become somewhat of a running joke in Australian politics, with numerous feasibility studies and proposals submitted over decades.

But has a federal-level change of government revived any glimmer of hope for VFT supporters?

A well-known proponent of rail infrastructure, Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese pledged half a billion dollars in January to develop high-speed trains between Sydney and Newcastle.

So are the cost-benefit arguments for high-speed rail improving?

Anna Vidot spoke with UNSW economics professor Richard Holden on the Drive show.

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