Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


AustraliaÂ’s rail network does not provide enough for its passengers. It lacks a high speed network and is disconnected: providing travel radial with respect to Melbourne and Sydney, but no crossing lines. The team utilized the experience of international rails to examine AustraliaÂ’s transportation needs, based upon coverage, convenience, and cost. Drawing upon rail networks from other countries, the team proposed a new rail network for Australia that was accessible to 80% of the population. The final proposal was based upon coverage, convenience and cost, and offers travelers within Australia with a more connected rail network and access to high speed lines.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science