Bullet train proposed for the SE QLD

This could cut your commute in half!

Bullet train proposed for the SE QLD

The State Opposition is looking to the future, dreaming of ways Gold Coast commuters can forget traffic on the M1, kick back and read a book and get to Brisbane in just 30 minutes.

The LNP has proposed a bullet-train for the South East to cater for the growing region and get everyone to their destination faster.

"Imagine a 30 minute journey to work and a 30 minute journey home again instead of sitting in congestion on the M1 or riding on what is often called the Bombay Express of the Gold Coast," said Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls.

He promised $2.5 million to investigate whether a Very Fast Train between the Gold Coast and the Wide Bay region would be viable.

Mr Nicholls said the idea is a long-term solution. 

"The south east corner is a growing place," he said.

"We know there are going to be hundreds of thousands more people living between the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, up to the Wide Bay, and that's why I took the opportunity of writing to the Prime Minister suggesting we could fund an early investigation into the feasibility of a Very Fast Train."