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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
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Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Ship ping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Bureau of Transport Economics made or is it making an economic evaluation of any proposed railway lines other than that between Canberra and Yass (Hansard, 9 May 1972, page 2263).

(2)   If so, which proposals (a) have been and (b) are still being evaluated.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The Bureau of Transport Economics is evaluating some extensions to existing suburban railway lines as part of the Urban Public Transport study. In addition the Bureau's resources were used to assist in the A.T.A.C. study of railway problems, including upgrading of existing tracks.

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