Designed by the Australian based firm HASSELL to travel at speed of 400 Km/h, the new  proposal of the  Australian High Speed Vehicle (A-HSV) has been created in response to national debates on environmental, economical and social issues. Inspired by the brut lines of the iconic Australian speed machine the 1960s HK Monaro, the A-HSV has been designed to be responsive to the Australian context. The A-HSV presents an alternative low-carbon, safe mode of transport for future travel between Australian capital and regional cities.

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Pioneering a new concept in the way Australians commute and travel, the double-decker train would offer the choice of modern, spacious, open plan commuter seating or private berths for business meetings or luxury travelers. A dining/lounge bar and convenience store would be integrated into the train allowing commuters to dine or do their daily shopping before arriving at their destination.

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Traveling at 400km per hour, a trip from Melbourne to Sydney would take under three hours, providing a viable transportation alternative to one of the busiest air traffic corridors in the world. The high speed train would address national sustainability issues by:
_ removing the reliance on air and private vehicle travel to in turn reduce carbon emissions
_providing shorter travel times to regional cities under pressure from population growth and urban sprawl
_reducing transport-related congestion, opening up housing choice and affordability, and increasing national productivity.

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