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Central Coast to open up

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A High Speed Rail line opening up the Central Coast to Sydney is once again a possibility, according to a recent forum.

Transportation experts, businesses and residents recently gathered to discuss the realities of a high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane, with a stop on the Central Coast.

The stop would either be at Kariong or Ourimbah and would be important in opening regional areas.

This would cut residents’ daily commute to under half an hour, according to Regional Development Australia project manager Jacquie Fredericks-Smith.

The first stage of the feasibility study for the project was released in August 2011, and suggested that the Central Coast may be part of the network. The proposed idea included a 120km stretch through the coast at a maximum cost of $17.9 billion.

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