National Faster Rail Investment Program

April 2022

There has been substantial progress in implementing the Australian Government’s 20-Year National Faster Rail Plan since its release in 2019.

The 2022 National Faster Rail Investment Program is an update to the 20-Year National Faster Rail Plan which:

  • provides a summary of the planning work completed
  • outlines our approach and investment priority in each corridor
  • details $3.7 billion committed in the 2022-23 Budget.

Faster Rail Plan

March 2019

The Australian Government is leading the way on fast rail to better connect major capital cities with surrounding regional centres through the Faster Rail Plan (PDF).

The Faster Rail plan is centred on delivering faster, more efficient and reliable journey times along strategic corridors that link our major capital cities and growing regional centres.

Faster Rail Prospectus

September 2017

The Faster Rail Prospectus (PDF) was released on 20 September 2017.

The Prospectus outlined a three stage process for public and private sector proponents to submit proposals for consideration and for these proposals to be refined down to three that would be subject to further analysis as part of a business case.

  • Stage 1 project proposal outlines closed 13 October 2017.
  • Stage 2 detailed project proposals closed 8 December 2017.
  • Stage 3 business cases are expected to be developed and submitted by mid-to-late-2019.


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