Travelling contributes almost one quarter of the total energy consumes in Australia, 16% of household expenditure and 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 40% of travel is regional. Regional travel accounts for approximately 42% of passenger transport emissions
Gerard Drew 2014, High Speed Rail, Beyond Zero Emission, Kindness House.
Government and Australasian Railway Association (ARA) believe that HSR system is crucial to solve the excessive demand travelling between main east coastal cities and the project will bring a significant positive impact on economy.