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Bullet train party of Australia tracking down candidates

The Bullet Train for Australia Party is urging people passionate about high-speed rail to stand as candidates in the electorates of Indi and Farrer in September's federal election.

As part of its campaign to establish a high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Newcastle, it wants to field candidates in the electorates along the proposed railway route which crosses Victoria, the ACT and New South Wales.

It is looking for everyday people from Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga to nominate.

Party president Tim Bohm says it has received huge support from regional communities.

"We've launched Facebook pages in all the regional cities along the route and we've had a huge take-up, even more support than the capital cities," he said.

"So the Albury-Wodonga page has more than 1,000 people and it's only two weeks old."