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Rail jobs in Valley

  • Rail jobs in Valley

High Speed Rail Authority to be based in Latrobe Valley

The Coalition is promising more than 100 jobs for the Latrobe Valley as part of its recently announced regional fast-rail project.

Liberal leader Matthew Guy has been in Moe detailing his plans for upgrades in the region if he wins the election.

He said around 130 jobs related to the High Speed Rail Authority will be based in the Latrobe Valley for the duration of the 10 year construction project.

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European-style High Speed Rail will mean passengers on the Melbourne and Traralgon route will save 67 minutes on their current journey with a new commute time of just 65 minutes for the 160 kilometre journey.

Reaching speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, Victoria’s new high speed rail network will be the fastest in Australia.

The High Speed Rail plan is the cornerstone of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to ease the Melbourne population squeeze by decentralising jobs and the population.