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Keeffe calls for rail to go west

CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe.
CQ NRL Bid CEO Denis Keeffe. CHRIS ISON

A FAST-TRAIN rail service from Rockhampton to Bundaberg would be even better if the proposal included a line to western towns.

CQ NRL Bid chief executive Denis Keeffe said the rail service proposed by Capricorn Enterprise, to go via Gladstone, would be great for the community for work and recreation purposes.

Mr Keeffe was one of the people interviewed for the pre-feasibility study, which was handed over to the State Government last week.

"I think it's the most wonderful idea ever," he said.

"It should also be connected to the Central Highlands."

The line would provide Bundaberg, Gladstone and Emerald faster access to Rockhampton which would benefit the CQ NRL Bid.

The pre-feasibility study for the fast-rail proposal is now in the hands of Transport Minister Scott Emerson.

It's up to the State Government to decide if the next step, a feasibility study, is undertaken.

The proposal showed a three-car electric train running at a 70% load rate could travel between Rockhampton and Bundaberg in less than an hour and take 177 cars off the road every day.

Topics:  cq nrl bid, denis keeffe




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