NSW opposition dangles country fast rail carrot

<p>The New South Wales coalition opposition has called for the revival of rapid passenger rail to country areas.</p> <p>NSW National Party leader George Souris said the coalition would put the rail plans "back on the table" if elected, according to a report in the <em>Australian Financial Review</em> .</p> <p>The latest election promise follows several other recent infrastructure pledges, including a $950m express tunnel to connect Sydney’s northern beaches with the city and examining the feasibility of running a motorway across the Blue Mountains.</p> <p>The opposition is also interested in creating a ministry for infrastructure, planning and major projects. </p> <br />