Parrahub and Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

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At the moment a Sydney to Melbourne underground SC maglev train would cost the same as a surface one particularly when taking maintenance and security into account but as tunnels get far cheaper perhaps more cities can be connected and in 100 years there will be no steel rail to fall off like in Victoria.
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Dominic Perrot wants more housing in greater Sydney by building housing blocks at Camellia but it would cost heaps to fix the site and flood proof it with raising the wall on Warragamba dam.

Perhaps it may be better to make the site a botanical garden and provide more free standing homes by building Parrahub for older people to upgrade to a maintenance free unit with a SC maglev to Melbourne plus all the services.
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Just seen a guy on afternoon briefing saying he hopes Australia builds HSR but nowhere in the world can HSR carry freight and it would be a waste of money to build it but the Japanese SC maglev has been proven with passengers for ten years unlike the BS the Chinese talk about with only 1 cm clearance.

Using steel rails between Sydney and Melbourne will be uneconomical without an overnight container train to reduce daytime fares and it would break my heart if they stuff it up and we get stuck with trucks like everybody else.
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The Japanese SC maglev has proven 600 km/h and if you build it to take overnight container trains to make it economically viable in a single 11 psi tunnel it will go 700 km/h.

A single tunnel could be built Sydney to Melbourne with passing stations at Canberra and Albury for $60,000,000,000 with a return of $1,000,000,000 p/a now this is not a great return but it is better than wasting money on a slow surface HSR which cannot take an overnight container train to make it profitable.

Here is a good explanation of how it was built and tested successful for ten years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjwF-STGtfE
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eddy wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:42 pm The Japanese SC maglev has proven 600 km/h and if you build it to take overnight container trains to make it economically viable in a single 11 psi tunnel it will go 700 km/h.

A single tunnel could be built Sydney to Melbourne with passing stations at Canberra and Albury for $60,000,000,000 with a return of $1,000,000,000 p/a now this is not a great return but it is better than wasting money on a slow surface HSR which cannot take an overnight container train to make it profitable.

Here is a good explanation of how it was built and tested successful for ten years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjwF-STGtfE
Although the Sydney/Melbourne SC maglev will only initially recoup 1% 0f the $60b it is not subject to the same inflation as trucks and planes so by just undercutting them slightly it may recoup 10% p/a in the not too distant future which is not bad.
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This is the email I sent to NEM today https://www.aemc.gov.au/energy-system/e ... system/NEM

I proposed a SC maglev between Sydney and Melbourne with passing stations at Canberra and Albury made economical due to overnight container trains reducing daytime fares below planes.

As it would all be done in a single breathable 11 psi tunnel it will allow 700 km/h.

Would it be a good idea to get power from Snowy hydro?
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Finally I found the distance between substations on a SC maglev and believe they would be quite OK in the launch shafts every 20 kilometres then I thought of the problem with the fire guys in Sydney wanting emergency exits every 250 meters in the new harbour rail tunnel and it got me thinking about how different our safety standards are all over the world.

Where we accept one plane crash per year and the London tube just goes to the next station in an emergency I am not too sure if Australia would accept a SC maglev having an emergency exit every two minutes at every launch shaft even though a stainless steel train would have nothing to burn like a road tunnel.

In my opinion the DD guys are hoping that Labor will get in and it would be funny if they got stuck with the problem now when it is a bit late for the fire people to complain about the distance between emergency exits being too far apart in the new Sydney rail tunnel.
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