Cutting the commute

Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese, joined with the Member for Dobell, Emma McBride MP and Labor candidate for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid, on the Central Coast this week, committing to make a fast rail corridor between Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle a reality.

(Left to right):  Labor candidate for Robertson Dr. Gordon Reid, Labor Leader Anthony Albanese and Member for Dobell Emma McBride.

7 January 2022


FOLLOWING his speech in Newcastle last weekend, Mr Albanese visited Tuggerah on Monday and Gosford on Tuesday, confirming that an Albanese Labor Government would “make the corridor from Newcastle to Sydney, which includes stops at the Central Coast, its first priority.”


He went on to say, “We’ll start with a fast rail corridor – but we’ll plan and build for the move to High Speed Rail.”


“Faster rail would see travel times from Newcastle to Sydney cut to just two hours.”


“And once High Speed Rail is up and running, this journey would take only 45 minutes.”


“It will make the region more connected, giving businesses opportunities for closer collaboration and integration as well as an incentive for people looking to relocate to the region.”


Emma McBride MP welcomed the announcement, “Too many Coasties are stuck in long commutes to Sydney just to make a living.”


“Faster rail will cut down on commuting time, take more cars off the road and improve the quality of life for thousands of local people.”


“It’s been eight long years without any significant investment in major transport infrastructure on the Coast. We’ve waited too long.”


“Coasties know Labor Leader Anthony Albanese has a track record of delivery on major infrastructure projects. The last major infrastructure project delivered on the Coast was the M1 upgrade from Tuggerah to Doyalson. It was a Labor Government, with Anthony Albanese as the Minister for Infrastructure, which made that work a reality.”

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