National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt said that firm decisions on the megaproject's timetable and funding should be made by the end of 2018.
Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.
More than $1 billion has been put aside by the Australian government for Perth's Metronet suburban rail projects.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean president Kim Jong-un said they would end the long established stand off and division between the two and develop inter-Korean relations.
Planners in Victoria, Australia, have been tasked with investigating the cost and requirements of building a high-speed line between Melbourne and the state's second biggest city, Geelong.
Engineers have fitted the final concrete tunnel unit for the Sha Tin to Central rail link's cross harbour tunnel in Hong Kong.
Europe's leading rail freight organisations have pooled their resources to assess the economic impact of the Rastatt crisis.
A VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier joint venture is the project's civil works contractor and Doppelmayr Cable Car UK is supplying the APM system.
<img width="2000" height="1334" src="https://www.globalrailnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/iStock-187348194.jpg" alt="A stock photo of a TBM. Photo: Pix House.">The recommendation draws on new geological research, innovations in tunnel technology and other factors but echoes advice made in a 2004 pre-feasibility which also assessed a link across the Strait of Belle Isle.
The development is one of a number of major announcements made by Infrastructure Ontario in recent days.