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Fast Rail Line One Step Closer Between Brisbane And Sunshine

A forty-five minute train ride from Maroochydore to Brisbane is about to become a reality.

The North Coast Connect project will receive $20 million cash from Federal funding to develop a business case.

The vision for the fast train, is to service Brisbane-Nambour within five years and Brisbane-Maroochydore within a decade.

This proposal would slash travel times from two hours to forty-five minutes with new trains reaching speeds of more than 160km/h.

Fisher MP Andrew Wallace is thrilled with the progress and spoke to the Sunshine Coast Daily.

"This planning study is the first stage in getting our community the rail upgrades we need for our future growth," he said.

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