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North-South Rail Corridor Study

About the study

The North to South Rail Corridor Study findings, released in September 2006, comprehensively examined the adequacy of the existing Melbourne to Sydney to Brisbane rail corridor to meet future freight demand. The study examined different options for an enhanced, existing coastal route or alternative inland routes. Key issues included infrastructure links, engineering, environmental, urban and regional planning issues. A financial and economic analysis was also undertaken on each of the route options.

Executive Report

  • North to South Rail Corridor Study Executive Report PDF: 10486 KB ReadSpeaker

Detailed Study Report


Download Chapters 1 to 9 combined PDF: 13086 KB ReadSpeaker


  • Annexure 1 — Terms of Reference PDF: 197 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 2 — Glossary and Bibliography PDF: 253 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 3 — Market Assessment Annexures PDF: 2863 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 4 — Demand Analysis Annexures PDF: 277 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 5 — Access Prices Paper PDF: 235 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 6 — Rail Operations Model PDF: 94 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 7 — Description of the Sub-Corridors PDF: 1779 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Annexure 8 — Weighted Average Cost of Capital Paper PDF: 51 KB ReadSpeaker

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