The Null Device
The Victorian government is talking with private contractors about
procuring 160kph trains
for high-speed rail links to regional centres.
On the surface, this looks like a good thing; though the PTUA (that bunch
of ratbags) did warn that high-speed trains could mean the closure of
smaller railway stations between urban centres, and ultimately could lead to
the degeneration of passenger rail to a US-style commuter rail system,
running only at peak hours to shuttle workers between dormitory cities and
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